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Message from Jim Byard, Jr., Director of ADECA

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is committed to our mission:  Building Better Alabama Communities. Through partnerships with local governments, nonprofit groups, state and federal agencies, and other agencies, the men and women of ADECA work every day to improve the quality of life for Alabamians. I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and I invite you to explore our Department’s various program areas and divisions. We are here to serve, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Five year anniversary of tornado outbreak       

It's been five years since a devastating tornado ripped through Hackleburg, killing 18 people and leveling much of the town. Read more about the changes the town has seen on the blog.       

CDBG - Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds are allocated after some federally declared disasters.

Fair Housing Outreach

Understand the basic provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

Emergency Solutions Grant Workshop

The Emergency Solutions Grant program provides funding for shelter and other vital assistance to the homeless ​across the state.


Partnerships enhance trail opportunities at Chewacla State Park        

At Chewacla State Park in Auburn, ADECA has been able to forge partnerships with other state and local groups to enhance recreation outlets and increase tourism.


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