Alabama Alternative Housing Pilot Program

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Project Overview


Under the Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHHP), the City of Bayou La Batre is building single-family modular homes in two new community developments. These modular homes are built using cement fiber materials and can be demobilized and reset on another foundation within a 500-mile radius.

This project demonstrates impressive infrastructure planning by building a disaster housing group site, partnering with non-profits and offering home ownership education programs. 

Project Specifications


  • 2 new developments
  • Modular units
  • Deployable within 500 miles
  • 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms
  • Community Support services
  • Recreational areas
  • Uses a combination of Federal, State, and private funds.

Grant Information

City of Bayou La Batre

Award Amount: $15,667,293

Case Study

  • Creating a Safe Harbor After Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study of the Bayou La Batre Alternative Housing Pilot Program (PDF 3MB, TXT 304KB)
Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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