In the wake of a shooting that left one dead and three injured, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District announced a plan that includes a zero tolerance policy for gun ownership.
On Sept. 12, Bobby Clayton, 20, described in local media reports as an innocent bystander, was fatally shot in the Gate City community that left three others injured. While a suspect is in custody, the housing authority has since unveiled a multifaceted security plan to curb violence in the 14 public housing sites it manages through a blend of increased police patrols, a new public safety position, community interaction and an outright ban on guns.
“We’re willing to do whatever it takes to rid the community of crime and violence,” HABD President/CEO Michael Lundy told the Board of Commissioners last month. “As president and CEO it’s time to take extraordinary action to do whatever we can. I