Heather Hill is the Associate Director of the Office of Community and Neighborhood Services (formerly Federal Programs) whose primary responsibility is to oversee and coordinate affordable housing activities for the City of Tuscaloosa. Heather provides program management and oversight for multiple HUD Community Planning and Development grants to further the City’s goal of increasing access to affordable housing through development of new units, preservation of existing units, and housing services to maintain units. Heather also coordinates the development of priorities, strategies, and goals for overall community planning and development to address critical needs of low to moderate-income people residing in Tuscaloosa. In addition, Heather also works closely with the local Continuum of Care to address the needs of Tuscaloosa’s homeless and at-risk of becoming homeless population through policies, strategies and implementation of grant funding.
Prior to working with affordable housing, Heather served as a Planner (2008 -2012) with the City and her primary functions included grants and economic development. Heather has also worked with the Bessemer Industrial Development Board and Bessemer Business Incubation System for four years (2004-2008) providing grant research and assistance to small businesses.
Heather graduated from Samford University with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Heather resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband and two children.