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YWoodlawn builds housing, adds services to revitalize neighborhood

October 26, 2010

Woodlawn has long been an important part of Birmingham, once even its own separate city. Today, with a population burdened by low income and lack of affordable housing, Woodlawn is a community ripe for reinvestment, in this case by YWCA Central Alabama as part of its mission to create a more caring community.

This diverse group has been identifying and responding to needs for more than 100 years, particularly when those needs involve women, children and families. As part of the projected $11 million multi-phased urban neighborhood revitalization called YWoodlawn, they have created a new Interfaith Hospitality House to support homeless families in the first stage of that crisis, as well as transitional and permanent housing to help those same families take the next steps forward.

Especially when times are hard, such innovative reinvestment is crucial, not only for people in crisis but for all of us as we watch a great community come back to life.

You can find out more in this week’s feature on another of the great assets of our community or on the YWCA website.

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