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Accessible Alabama Just sent us this information. Thank you! Applications are opening for the Public Housing in Fultondale! Please see the instructions below and don't hesitate to call us! 205-251-2223


10/19/2021 - Nov 15-18 ONLY Taking Applications for Fultondale Public Housing
Better Communities, Brighter Futures - Moving Beyond Expectations!
Taking Applications for Public Housing in the following Fultondale Communities:
• Brookside Village
• Fultondale Village
• Hickory Grove
• Red Hollow
Want to know more about those properties?
Details for each property are available using the links above.
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Applications:
Beginning Monday, November 15th, 2021, you may pick up a Public Housing Application, Monday through Thursday November 18th, 2021, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from The Jefferson County Housing Authority's (JCHA) Fultondale Office. The applications are for the following sites: Fultondale, Brookside, Red Hollow, and Hickory Grove: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units.
You will have to call 205-841-2595 to make an appointment to bring the application back for processing. At that time, you MUST have the following documentation to bring WITH you to your appointment. All members of the applicants' family 18 and older must be present at the application interview.
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Items Needed for Appointment/Interview:
Please call to make an appointment to bring the application back with the following documentation for processing. All Adults 18 yrs and older must be present.
• We CANNOT accept an application without proper Identification.
• Valid state driver's license, State ID or Military ID for each household member 18 years and older. (Copies are NOT acceptable)
• Original birth certificates for each family member (Copies are NOT acceptable)
• If Birth name does not match social security card, you must be able to show the documentation for name change.
• Original Social Security Cards for each family member (Copies are NOT acceptable)
• Marriage Certificate and/or Divorce Decree, Statement of Separation (whichever applies)
• Name and Mailing address of current employer
• Verification of current income- 3 consecutive paystubs (SS, SSI, TANF, Food Stamps, Child Support, Unemployment, etc.)
• Name and address of current childcare provider
• Correct names and addresses of current and former Landlords, for the past five years
NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED IF ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS NOT SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF THE INTERVIEW
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Directions of Fultondale Office:
Take I-65 North and exit at Walker Chapel Road. Take a left crossing back over the interstate. Take the first left which takes you into public housing community. The community center will be two blocks down on the right. 2100 Stoney Brook Lane, Fultondale, AL 35068
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Application Open: November 15th, 2021
Application Close: November 18th, 2021
Fultondale application is available online
Applications Taken At:
Jefferson County Housing Authority (Fultondale Office)
4501 Little Drive
Fultondale, AL 35068
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Questions:
Contact: Catherine Duncan at 205-841-2595 or email Catherine

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In increasingly aggressive ways, certain lawmakers have disenfranchised millions of Black voters and other voters of color.

As well as the community of voters with disabilities, which is quietly being harmed.

Across the country, conservative legislators –– Alabama lawmakers included –– have introduced nearly 400 bills with provisions that restrict voting access in 48 states.

Including proposals limiting mail-in voting, early voting, and curbside voting.

Read more as Accessible Alabama's Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles discusses the impact of banning curbside voting in Alabama: https://bit.ly/3hnSvSv
"Few aspects of American life are as vital as the right to cast a ballot. Voters shouldn’t have to risk their lives or overcome unnecessary obstacles to do so."

This new op-ed by Dr. Eric Peebles, the executive director of Accessible Alabama, talks about the impact of banning curbside voting in Alabama.
Join Southern Poverty Law Center today for a virtual discussion about the landscape of voting access in the South.
You’ll learn about how they’re fighting, alongside Southern disability rights partners, to remove barriers to the polls that disproportionately and routinely disenfranchise low-income people, people with disabilities, new citizens and others.
Accessible Alabama will be a principal panelist in this discussion at noon.
We thought we'd share this infographic we made and posted for Accessible Alabama. It is geared specifically toward persons with disabilities/low readability and intends to describe the current regulations in our state.

Learn more about Accessible Alabama: www.accessiblealabama.org
#PartnersPortfolio: We're pulling one from the website vault! Accessible Alabamais an organization that does significant things for the state in helping to secure housing for disabled persons and our aging population. Check out their website at www.accessiblealabama.com!

Accessible Alabama builds bridges between housing development stakeholders and the needs of people with disabilities The Accessible Housing Coalition of Alabama is the statewide resource for anyone who has questions about accessible housing, smart home technology, and or universal design principles in Alabama.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Tools to Assist the People You Serve. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 09/21/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Tools to Assist the People You Serve. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

📆SAVE THE DATE 📆 Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

Are you serving people at risk of eviction or who have been evicted? Are you working with landlords whose tenants are behind on rent as a result of COVID-19? Do you serve people facing housing instability or economic hardships?

If you answered, “yes,” to any of those questions, then this webinar is for you!

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (EDT), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will host a webinar to provide the tools and information you need to help the people you serve to learn more about and apply for Emergency Rental Assistance resources.

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3nVrwRU

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Tools to Assist the People You Serve. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Are you serving people at risk of eviction or who have been evicted? Are you working with landlords whose tenants are behind on rent as a result of COVID-19? Do you serve people facing housing instability or economic hardships? If you answered, “yes,” to any of those questions, then this webinar...

The disabled parenting dilemma 09/19/2021

The disabled parenting dilemma

The power of the human Spirit is the true catalyst of community self determination 

The disabled parenting dilemma Kara Ayers is actively involved in disability policy through her work at the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Continue reading →

07/28/2021

On Monday, our Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles served as a panelist for the Southern Poverty Law Center's webinar: “The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?”

Visit the link to watch, listen to or read the integrated audio transcript of the briefing.

💻 https://bit.ly/ada31splc

Helpful video time stamps:

✅Nancy Abudu intro remarks: 10:42
✅Dr. Eric Peebles intro remarks on history of ADA: 17:21
✅Shira Wakschlag intro remarks: 31:10
✅Nancy Anderson intro remarks: 36:20
✅Question on how educational institutions can better serve disability community: 45:30
✅Questions on prison conditions, how the South has followed ADA: 51:53
✅Question on importance of voting rights and participation of disability community in political process: 56:15

On Monday, our Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles served as a panelist for the Southern Poverty Law Center's webinar: “The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?”

Visit the link to watch, listen to or read the integrated audio transcript of the briefing.

💻 https://bit.ly/ada31splc

Helpful video time stamps:

✅Nancy Abudu intro remarks: 10:42
✅Dr. Eric Peebles intro remarks on history of ADA: 17:21
✅Shira Wakschlag intro remarks: 31:10
✅Nancy Anderson intro remarks: 36:20
✅Question on how educational institutions can better serve disability community: 45:30
✅Questions on prison conditions, how the South has followed ADA: 51:53
✅Question on importance of voting rights and participation of disability community in political process: 56:15

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: BRIEFING: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 07/26/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: BRIEFING: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

WATCH: Executive Director Eric Peebles serves as a panelist for the webinar: "The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?"

Click below to join:

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: BRIEFING: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 31: How Can We Meet Landmark Legislation’s Promise of Full Equality?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. On Monday July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 31. To mark this, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will convene disability rights advocates to discuss how the ADA changed American society for the better and how to meet the Act’s full promise of equality for people with dis...

COVID-19, curbside voting ban in Alabama exacerbate difficulties for voters with disabilities like me 06/04/2021

COVID-19, curbside voting ban in Alabama exacerbate difficulties for voters with disabilities like me

Our executive director Dr. Eric Peebles' new op-ed is out now on al.com. In it, Dr. Peebles talks about the impact of banning curbside voting in Alabama.

COVID-19, curbside voting ban in Alabama exacerbate difficulties for voters with disabilities like me Few aspects of American life are as vital as the right to cast a ballot. Voters shouldn’t have to risk their lives or overcome unnecessary obstacles to do so.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Battle for Representation: Southern Disability Community and Voting Rights Advocates Fight to Protect and Expand Access to the Ballot. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about... 06/02/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Battle for Representation: Southern Disability Community and Voting Rights Advocates Fight to Protect and Expand Access to the Ballot. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about...

WEBINAR TODAY: Accessible Alabama will be a principal panelist for the "Battle for Representation: Southern Disability Community and Voting Rights Advocates Fight to Protect and Expand Access to the Ballot" happening today, June 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET.

Click below to register ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Battle for Representation: Southern Disability Community and Voting Rights Advocates Fight to Protect and Expand Access to the Ballot. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about... Despite the threat of illness from COVID-19 and the uncertainty cast by rampant disinformation, voters, including voters of color and voters with disabilities, cast ballots in record numbers in 2020. Yet, our democracy did not make it through the most recent election cycle unscathed. Proponents of s...

Photos from Accessible Alabama's post 04/12/2021

Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles got his second vaccine dose today! Thank you East Alabama Medical Center.

Voting Rights Impaired: Alabama man fights voter suppression of people with disabilities 03/20/2021

Voting Rights Impaired: Alabama man fights voter suppression of people with disabilities

“Sunshine is the great disinfectant for longstanding systemic injustices,” Peebles said in a recent interview over Zoom, his background an image of the Golden Gate Bridge that he says reminds him of the wide world beyond his largely homebound life.

“These great obstacles we are seeing to voting right now for people like me just illustrate something that has been below the surface for most folks for many years,” Peebles said. “Voting can empower people with disabilities to ensure their full potential, with autonomy and independence. The restrictions on voting for the disabled are just now getting the sunshine of public scrutiny.”

Voting Rights Impaired: Alabama man fights voter suppression of people with disabilities Features and Stories Voting Rights Impaired: Alabama man fights voter suppression of people with disabilities March 16, 2021 Esther Schrader Eric Peebles can do so many things. He runs his own successful consulting business with nationwide reach. He held a university faculty job and holds seats on t...

Photos from Accessible Alabama's post 03/19/2021

We are happy to share that Accessible Alabama Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot this afternoon. Eric, along with other Alabamians living with disabilities, falls into the state's most recent expansion of vaccine eligibility. Accessible Alabama, along with other partners, has advocated for the expedition of vaccine availability for these vulnerable populations.

Timeline Photos 03/19/2021

An example of responsive constituent services by Gov. Kay Ivey's administration, Accessible Alabama's efforts along with Alabama Arise and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program have made forward progress in expediting the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for Alabamians served by Medicaid through home and community-based service waivers.

Our own Executive Director, Eric Peebles, who lives with spastic cerebral palsy, is scheduled to receive his first dose today with his follow up dose on April 9th.

Read the official correspondence leading up to the expansion of vaccine eligibility: https://www.accessiblealabama.org/resources/covid-19

An example of responsive constituent services by Gov. Kay Ivey's administration, Accessible Alabama's efforts along with Alabama Arise and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program have made forward progress in expediting the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for Alabamians served by Medicaid through home and community-based service waivers.

Our own Executive Director, Eric Peebles, who lives with spastic cerebral palsy, is scheduled to receive his first dose today with his follow up dose on April 9th.

Read the official correspondence leading up to the expansion of vaccine eligibility: https://www.accessiblealabama.org/resources/covid-19

Apply Now | Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency 02/18/2021

Apply Now | Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency

Tuscaloosa County EMA has announced that the AL Fire College will serve as a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site. Eligible individuals include: law enforcement, fire, EMS, educators, staff in congregate care facilities, and those over 65 as well as individuals with high-risk medical conditions, such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD and heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, etc.

Click the link below to register.

Apply Now | Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency seeks to develop disaster preparedness plans, provide training and exercise activities and coordinate the overall response to large-scale emergencies and disasters. Apply Now.

People with health risks wait on vaccines in Alabama 02/10/2021

People with health risks wait on vaccines in Alabama

"People with health risks wait on vaccines in Alabama: 'That doesn’t make sense'". Read more below:

People with health risks wait on vaccines in Alabama “I have a known underlying medical condition, and I’m still standing in the breadline wanting to get punched in the arm"

Photos from Accessible Alabama's post 02/02/2021

IN THE NEWS:

Click the link to read "Op-Ed: Underfunding of Public Health has Devastated Alabama in Our Time of Need" from Jim Carnes of Alabama Arise.

https://bit.ly/3tlz7JP

WEIGHING IN:

Accessible Alabama, along with our partners from Alabama Arise and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, continue to advocate for policies that facilitate community living for individuals with disabilities and our aging population. This includes priority access to vaccines for individuals participating in the state’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs.

To be eligible for one of the state’s six waiver programs, an individual must require a nursing home level of care. Unfortunately, individuals who require nursing home levels of care, but have elected to receive these services in the community via one of the waiver programs, were not prioritized (as they would have been if living in a nursing home) in the state's current vaccine allocation plan. Instead, the state’s plan prioritizes civilian eligibility by age regardless of underlying medical conditions.

We and our partners have received indications from state officials across various agencies that vaccine eligibility will be broadened to include waiver participants of any age, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorizations for the individual vaccines, in the coming weeks.

10/01/2020

IN THE NEWS: A federal court issued a decision yesterday that will help protect the health and right to vote of medically vulnerable Alabamians.

The ruling in People First of Alabama v. Merrill means Alabama voters will not need a witness or notary to vote by mail if they have an underlying medical condition and provide a statement.

Download the full press release: https://www.accessiblealabama.org/news-events/

08/10/2020

Recently, Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles was featured in Alabama Arise's "Medicaid Matters: Charting the Course to a Healthier Alabama." This is a great resource to learn more about Medicaid and the role it plays in our state healthcare system!

Read the full report: https://www.accessiblealabama.org/resources/resource-links/

07/27/2020

Shepherd Center

Wearing a face mask is an important part of keeping ourselves and others safe. However, traditional masks that are widely available unfortunately do not meet everyone’s needs, including certain patient populations at Shepherd Center. For example, some of our patients are nonverbal and rely on reading lips to communicate, but masks cover the mouth and make it much more difficult for them to interact. Some patients use sip-and-puff straws to operate their power wheelchairs but do not have access to masks with a safe opening for the straw to fit through, limiting their mobility and independence. So, we set out to find a way to modify traditional masks safely. Today, our Assistive Technology Center is launching three quick and simple guides explaining how to modify masks in 30 minutes or less. We hope these free guides can help as many people as possible. Click the link to view the guides and share them with anyone you know who may need these resources.

alarise.org 07/17/2020

Medicaid Matters: Charting the Course to a Healthier Alabama | Alabama Arise

Alabama Medicaid supports the health care system that serves us all.

This report from Alabama Arise looks at Alabama Medicaid from four angles: how it works now, how it's improving coverage, who's still left out and how we can make it stronger.

alarise.org This report examines how Alabama Medicaid works now, how it’s improving coverage, who’s still left out and how expansion can make our state stronger.

acdd.org 07/10/2020

Help ACDD build their five year state plan for 2022 – 2026 - Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) is developing its 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan and is seeking input about the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members in the state.

Participate and be heard here: https://bit.ly/3ft1K04

acdd.org Survey in Englishhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACDDSTATEPLANSURVEY Survey in Spanishhttps://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Q7DCNXY Survey in Koreanhttps://ko.surveymonkey.com/r/QWHJM7L

05/06/2020

The state's lack of safe and accessible voting practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of a recent federal lawsuit filed against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program.

According to Accessible Alabama Executive Director Eric Peebles, a plaintiff in the suit, "Accessible Alabama continues its commitment to ensuring equitable access to all facets of community life for Alabamians with disabilities and those citizens who are to be most honored as members and first descendants of the greatest generation."

05/01/2020

Accessible Alabama is encouraged by our state partners taking such a public health oriented view on question of reopening. We continue to advocate for responsible data-driven approaches to the ongoing pandemic response.

Remember, we're #SaferAtHome until May 15, 2020. Stay well!

04/09/2020

The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) filed a disability discrimination complaint over Alabama’s COVID-19 treatment rationing plan.

After review by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, the State of Alabama withdrew its discriminatory policy, and instructed hospitals across the state that they cannot discriminate against people with disabilities in accessing treatment.

Follow the link to see the full press release from ADAP: https://bit.ly/2yOoQ0Y

04/07/2020

We have created a form letter that individuals can customize to help identify support workers as essential to public safety personnel.

This is particularly vital to individuals who choose to participate in any type of consumer-directed personal care options, whether state-sponsored or private duty, as many of these workers are not affiliated with an agency and do not carry formal identification that distinguishes them as a healthcare professional.

Download the letter here: https://www.accessiblealabama.org/resources/covid-19/

04/07/2020

Governor Kay Ivey implemented “shelter in place” conditions statewide on April 3, 2020, effective at 5 p.m. on April 4, 2020.

Accessible Alabama wants to emphasize that home health workers, care attendants and persons of similar professions are explicitly exempted from this order. (See section 2, paragraph 4).

Read the full order: https://bit.ly/2RjBw6o

03/31/2020

UPDATED to include additional restrictions based on Governor Kay Ivey's expanded and more specific health order issued March 27, 2020.

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1919 Oxmoor Rd Box 272
Birmingham, AL
35209

General information

The Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) has funded a grant to establish the Accessible Housing Coalition of Alabama, an organization devoted to advocating for accessible design throughout the state of Alabama. Currently, Alabama has insufficient housing options that include Universal Design concepts and Smart Home considerations. The current publicly funded institutional infrastructure and the current private housing stock do not provide inclusive housing options for people with disabilities. Given the lack of housing availability, it is important that we not only create new housing options, but also fundamentally change the way home building and home remodeling occurs. The goal is to create positive housing outcomes for people with disabilities.
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