Rain couldn't stop the Mobile Housing Board's Grand Opening of
the John F. Gray Subdivision on May 30, 2002. More than 50 people
turned out in the rain to witness the opening of several houses
in the subdivision, named after a noted Mobile educator and Housing
Board member. Mack Heaton, Director of Public and Indian Housing
in HUD's Birmingham office joined Stevens Gregory, Executive Director
of the Mobile Housing Board, and Mr. Gray at the job site.
On June 3, 2002, Region IV Director Jim Chaplin delivered the keynote
speech at a ribbon cutting for the Southampton Subdivision. The
event kicked off Alabama's Homeownership Month activities More than
75 people crowded under a tent in sweltering heat to hear speakers
including Congressman Earl Hilliard and representatives of Birmingham
City government. Ralph Ruggs, Executive Director of the Housing
Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD), presented toolboxes
to the eleven first-time homeowners. Philip Morris, an architectural
writer formerly with Southern Living congratulated the developers
on the quality of the neighborhood-based design.
On June 11, 2002, Neighborhood Housing Services (A NeighborWorks affiliate) and the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District held a reception for participants in their Section 8 Homeownership Counseling program. Birmingham Field Office Director Cindy Yarbrough congratulated the graduates of the program who are now eligible for a homeownership voucher.
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