Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Rep. Sewell Announces $3 Million for the North Birmingham Community Development Rehabilitation Project

Sep 9, 2022
Press Release
Sewell secured this funding in the FY22 Government Funding Package to clean up the former North Birmingham Elementary School

Birmingham, AL — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) was joined by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and state and local officials to announce $3 million in federal funding for the North Birmingham Community Development Rehabilitation Project. At a press conference this morning, Rep. Sewell delivered this financial assistance—which she secured in the Fiscal Year 2022 Government Funding Package—to the City of Birmingham via a check for $3 million. It will be used to redevelop the former North Birmingham Elementary School and address long-standing environmental concerns.

“Today, government is working on behalf of the people of North Birmingham!” said Rep. Sewell. “This community has suffered from environmental injustice for far too long, and the people of North Birmingham know just how critical it is that we invest in clean-up and revitalization. This $3 million in federal funding will make a big difference for this community by helping to redevelop the former North Birmingham Elementary School and address long-standing environmental concerns. I fought hard to secure this critical federal assistance in this year’s government funding package, and I’m so excited to see it come to our community. I’ll continue working to make our communities cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant here in the 7th Congressional District!”

“This is a great day for the people of North Birmingham,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “North Birmingham has suffered from environmental injustice for over a century. These resources will help in righting some of the wrongs from decades of neglect. As a child of North Birmingham, I am particularly grateful. I lived here, went to school here and know that justice is long overdue. Today says that we have not been forgotten. Thank you Congresswoman Terri Sewell for always supporting the people of Birmingham.” 

Funding to redevelop the former North Birmingham Elementary School is part of the over $8 million that Sewell secured in the FY2022 government funding package for community projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. These projects respond directly to some of the most pressing needs in Alabama’s communities and will help reverse decades of disinvestment.

Photos and videos from today’s announcement can be found here.