BPL Community Connection Series Spotlights Housing Assistance Today, Wednesday, September 21


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) continued its Community Connection Series today, Wednesday, September 21, at the Central Library. This week’s event focused on housing assistance, programs, and resources. Representatives from First Light Shelter, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, and United Way Priority Veteran were on hand to help BPL patrons find solutions to all their housing concerns.

BPL’s Community Connection Series takes place every Wednesday on the first floor of downtown’s Central Library. Each week, the series brings together a small group of organizations to share information about opportunities, resources, and services related to a specific subject. Topics to be addressed in September are listed in the flyer above.

 The mission of First Light Shelter, is to work with homeless women and their children to create hospitality in a safe, nurturing community and to encourage them to maintain dignity, to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential. 

 For over eight decades, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District(HABD) has been a committed leader in providing safe, decent, and sanitary affordable housing for qualified low- and moderate-income families in the City of Birmingham. HABD also strives to empower residents to achieve self-sufficiency, economic advancement, and quality living for a successful future.

Finally, Priority Veteran is focused on serving U.S. military veterans and their families who are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless. Priority Veteran provides veterans with intensive one-on-one assistance to locate stable, permanent housing and links them to resources that help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to remain financially stable. 

If you haven’t marked the fall’s Citywide Resource Fair on your October calendar, now is the time! On Saturday, October 1, at the Central Library, BPL will partner with Childcare Resources offer the public a chance to gather information about opportunities, resources, and services available through community-based businesses and organizations. Health screenings and job recruitment will comprise additional aspects of the fair, as well as activities, opportunities, and resources for children and teens.

The Community Connection Series takes place every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Central Library. It is free and open to the public. We hope to see you at these future events!

Below are photos from today's Community Connection Series spotlight on housing services.