Homelessness Prevention & Housing

United Way of Central Alabama believes

No one should live without a home.

On any given night in 2023, however, there were at least 847 people experiencing homelessness in four of our six counties. And, for about one out of every 10 households, it takes at least half of their income to pay for housing, which may be putting them at risk.

United Way offers one-on-one assistance to locate permanent housing and resources, helping people gain the knowledge and skills needed to remain financially stable.

Our Impact in 2023


reduction in veterans experiencing homelessness in Alabama over the last 10 years


Veterans Served


Clients provided with emergency or transitional shelter (not including disaster)

Partners & Programs

AIDS Alabama
Aletheia House
Birmingham Urban League
Family Connection
Fellowship House
Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity

Priority Veteran
Safehouse of Shelby County
Salvation Army Birmingham Area Command
Shelby Emergency Assistance
YWCA of Central Alabama

Latest News

Highlights from UWCA’s 2023 Annual Report

United Way of Central Alabama’s 100th year was one to remember.

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$4.2M Federal Grant Will Help Us House Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

United Way Priority Veteran will provide more services to Alabama’s veterans than ever before

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Two Local Families to Celebrate Holidays in New Homes, Thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Keys were given to the families just in time for the holiday season.

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