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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management

Mission: The AHDC was established in 1987 as a local registered 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide decent, safe, sanitary affordable housing, and cultural, educational, and economic opportunities to low-income families and individuals. The AHDC also serves the entire community by providing opportunities to all, regardless of economic status. AHDC is continually working to assist our local government and community programs.

Results: The AHDC is very successful in the area of affordable housing, and has quietly served our community, helping support programs such as the Youth Sports Program, Clay County Arts League’s Summer Arts Camp, Ashland City Library’s Summer Reading Program, and many others. The AHDC’s latest project is the Ashland Community Garden. We have become increasingly aware of the lack of opportunities for our residents to participate in gardening. Most elderly residents were once farm owners and/or avid gardeners & growers, while our younger generation residents have never had the opportunity to learn, or a place to plant. There are few programs for them to participate in anything other than school or city league sports; both provide valuable team skills, but little beneficial technical skills. We also see the good and bad effect that technology is having on all generations; it does provide some valuable skills, but is often a distraction (video games, smart phones, tablets, etc.). A community garden project is an excellent way for all generations to become more self-sufficient. Technology is great, but we cannot eat it. If technology disappeared, we can survive from the garden. Our older residents are excited about working with the younger ones to share the knowledge and skills necessary for gardening to become a valuable and rewarding experience. We will be teaching youth how fun it is to produce something that can go directly to the table, and be a great benefit to their family’s health and economics. Future projects will focus on job/skills training programs, and homeownership opportunities.

Target demographics: meet low-income housing needs, and provide economic and social opportunities for all local residents.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7 local programs, positively impacting over 400 young people and an estimated 75 adults, and provided assisted affordable housing to 422 individuals in 254 households.

Geographic areas served: Clay County AL

Programs: HUD Public Housing, Section 8 New Construction management, Farmers Home 515 (elderly) housing management. We also provide job training/readiness programs, employment opportunities, Farm-To-Fork gardening training/opportunities, Eat Your Way To Better Health, Workforce Preparedness, and other opportunities for anyone interested.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We need more organizations like AHDC! We're living in crucial times and when it comes to the under privileged, they're doing a great job!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The AHDC is making a difference in Clay County AL! They have managed 254 assisted housing units in Ashland for the low income, elderly and disabled, since 1961.

In the spring of 2016 they opened a community garden for their residents to address the food insecurity issues in our rural food desert.

The garden is focused on providing a place to teach and assist our community families how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables naturally and prepare them for a healthy and nutritious meal.

You can find more on the Ashland Community Garden on Facebook!

Keep up the good work!

4 Gj N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for you work in supporting the community.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a world where getting seems to be more important, I am touched to find a giver! Thank you for providing a great service to those in need! May god bless you with many giving and caring hearts to help you on your way!

4 Debra85

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ashland Housing Authority is an organization which provides affordable housing to low-income families and senior residents. I think it's great how the cater to the people most in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Professional people doing a great service in our community.

3 Erica52

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ashland Housing Authority has great staff who are always quick to help when needed. When I lived in the apartments they were always there right away when any problems arose or any repairs were needed! Great service to the community!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ashland Housing Authority is a true blue community partner. Our library, Ashland City Library has partnered with them on numberous literacy projects including our Summer Reading Program providing reading materials and programs for the children and adults in Ashland. Recently we asisted them in providing a book to go home with children that could possible not have books in their homes. As a library director I feel we are lucky to have such generous, open minded leaders in our Housing Development.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Ashland Housing Development corporation is truly an asset to our community. All involved create a better environment for families and elderly ones to have secure affordable housing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ashland Housing Authority is a great community based partner. They have partnered with the Ashland City Library and other community partners on literacy programs, health outreach, summer reading, and adult learning. They are educated on the needs of our town and will do there best and getting a solution. They also partner with other departments in our city to make Ashland a safe and inviting place to live.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AHDC is a great non-profit that is committed to their community. Rural Alabama communities struggle to provide opportunities and activities for the residents. AHDC not only provides housing opportunities for low-income households, but also donates generously each year to many local programs like; Ashland Library Summer Reading Program, Clay County Arts League Summer Arts Camp for Youth, Ashland Youth Sports League, and many others. Without their support, many of these programs would not exist. Their contributions allow community residents, especially the young, to learn and experience many things that build character and expand knowledge. I highly recommend supporting AHDC!