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Selma, Alabama

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About SHA

Who We Are: Our goal

Selma Housing Authority

The Selma Housing Authorities (SHA) manage affordable housing units in Selma Alabama, offering low-income families and individuals the opportunity to rent an affordable residence that is decent and sanitary.

Since the establishment of the Selma Housing Authority we have offered subsidized, income-based housing and homeownership opportunities for qualified low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in Selma Alabama.

The Selma Housing Authority manages several housing programs including Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, both funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Working with our Community Partners, Resident Council & Resident Advisory Board, we offer supportive services programs to educate & enhance the life of our Residents. Our goal is to assist each Resident to work toward sustainability.

Affordable housing in Selma and elsewhere means wither rental or owner-occupied housing that costs at or less than 30% of one’s gross income. Subsidized housing means a residence that the government assists in paying for. It can either be all or a portion of the monthly payment, depending on the person’s income.

Our Mission and Strategic Plan


The SHA’s mission is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for individuals and families. The SHA’s objective is to provide personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide individuals and families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.


The Strategic plan was produced by the Selma Housing Authority of the City of Selma, AL (SHA). This document serves as a comprehensive housing strategy and resident development plan as a systematic approach of outlining the desired vision of SHA and translating this vision into broadly defined goals and objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them.

Strategic Plan Process

The Strategic Plan process includes the following:

  • Needs Assessment
  • Prioritize Needs
  • Five-Year Strategic Plan
  • Annual Action Plan
  • End of the Year
  • Performance Report
  • Needs Assessment

The Strategic Plan began with identifying the needs of SHA in the following categories:

  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Voucher Program
  • Information Technology
  • Affordable Housing
  • General Administration

In an effort to assess the needs of the categories outlined above, SHA solicited comments from residents, participants, landlords, SHA Commissioners, and SHA staff.

Prioritize Needs

In relation to the strategy contained herein, the priority designations mean:

  • High (H): Activities to address need will be funded during the five-year period.
  • Medium (M): If funds are available, activities to address need may be funded during the five-year period.
  • Low (L): Will not fund activities to address this need during the five-year period.
  • No Such Need (NSN): Finds there is no need or information shows that this need is already substantially addressed.


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