New affordable housing development in the works in Mobile

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City of Mobile officials and partners break ground in Mobile (City of Mobile)

On October 20, the City of Mobile along with officials, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and more joined to break ground on affordable housing on the eastern side of Mobile. With the upcoming new units, there will be a total of 96 units all family-friendly all within the range of several Mobile County public schools.

Fresh starts

This new affordable and attainable housing project, named Maryvale Place, is set to include four three-story buildings with a combination of one, two and three bedroom units. Plus, the complex is specifically designed to cater towards tenants living with disabilities while providing a communal space for laundry, computer centers and pavilions.

“Maryvale Place is allowing the City and its partners to put a vacant piece of property to great use in the community while also adding dozens of affordable housing options in one of the areas of Mobile that needs them most.” 

Sandy Stimpson, Mayor of Mobile

Breaking ground

With several contributors to this much-needed change, it is estimated that more than half of these units will be exclusively reserved for low-income residents in the City of Mobile. Due to the government funding sources, these 96 units will be able to be used for affordable housing for the next 40 years. Many helping hands can make light work, and the City of Mobile has done just this for Maryvale Place. The upcoming complex is projected to be ready for occupants by the fall of 2024.

“We cannot thank our local, state and federal partners enough for their continued support of this critical affordable housing project.” 

Sandy Stimpson, Mayor of Mobile

Maryvale Affordable Housing, Alabama, Mobile
Maryvale Place coming soon to Mobile (City of Mobile)

With a plan to be built on the former footprint of Mae Eanes Middle School, Maryvale Place will be located at 1901 Hurtel Street. Construction is set to be finished within the next year with the complex on track to open in fall of 2024.

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Emma Lamm
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