March 2019
Guidelines for Submitting Public Comments for AHFA Draft Plans
AHFA develops and implements Housing Trust Fund, HOME, and Housing Tax Credit allocation plans each year. These plans include selection criteria, an evaluation process, environmental and construction requirements, and compliance monitoring procedures and penalties. 

A Notice of Public Hearing is published in major newspapers detailing the location, date, and time that AHFA will hold a public hearing concerning the draft plans. An email blast is also sent to those that have signed up on our website to join our mailing list Those that wish to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. 

A Comment Form will be made available after the public hearing for those who wish to present written comments. Use the following guidelines when submitting written comments:
  • Read the plans. Changes are made to the plans and addendums so it is important to read them in entirety.
  • Submit comments using the AHFA required Comment Form that will be located at
  • Provide the submittal date and complete contact information.
  • Choose the Plan Section & Section Reference using a drop down menu in each box.
  • List the specific Page Number(s) of the plan(s) you are referencing.
  • Do not include cut and paste text (or red lined/re-worded sections) from the draft plans.
  • Give a concise explanation of your proposed changes or comments.
  • Send comments as an email attachment and send to the email link that will be provided on the Comment Form.
  • Submit comments by 5:00 pm on the deadline date. No exceptions.
Nominate Now Being Accepted for 2019 Manager of the Year award
Give your top managers the recognition they deserve by nominating them for AHFA's annual Manager of the Year award. Site and property managers for any development financed with AHFA-administered HOME funds or Housing Credits are eligible.

Nominations are due April 26 . The 2019 winner will be announced at the Alabama Affordable Housing Association's annual conference. Click here for a nomination package:
News & Events Request: Help Us Promote Your Work
Your work provides a valuable platform to showcase developments and illustrate the relevance of programs that make affordable housing possible in Alabama.
Keep us up-to-date on the latest in affordable housing in Alabama, and we'll share your news and events in our newsletter, on our website and Facebook page, and in various other publications and marketing materials*.

We just need story "leads." There's no need to take a lot of time gathering and writing up information - we'll do that. We just need to hear about information we can share to showcase your work!

News & Events We Want To Know About:
  • Innovative initiatives
  • Signature projects
  • Resident testimonials
  • Professional achievements/awards
  • Special collaborations
  • Tours
  • Congressional delegation visits
  • Groundbreakings
  • Ribbon cuttings

Email us back at  with your news and events. We look forward to hearing from you!

* Please be aware that we will not be able to use every submission as we seek to provide diversity in terms of geographic areas, ethnicity, development groups, etc. However, we will keep all submissions in a "Story Bank" for possible use in future advocacy efforts. We reserve the right to exclude any submission for which the project/development team has issues of non-compliance.
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