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Birmingham Urban League teamed up with Thornton Enterprises, McDonald’s, for the Community Pop-Up Tour. This duo is lending a helping hand to Jefferson County residents through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Learn how you can get involved.
The Community Pop-Up Tour
Jefferson County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was established last year. It provides Covid relief to Jefferson County residents outside of Birmingham city limits. ERAP provides both rental and utility assistance to qualified applicants. Now, Birmingham Urban League teamed up with Thornton Enterprises, McDonald’s for a series of community pop-ups. This makes access to ERAP assistance even easier.
The Community Pop-Up Tour will take place every Wednesday from 1-4 PM at Thornton Enterprises McDonald’s stores around Jefferson County. The tour will start on August 11 and ends on September 22.
Our awesome local sponsors
- Birmingham Urban League: Birmingham Urban League’s purpose is “empowering communities and changing lives in the areas of education, jobs, housing, and health.” BUL is also one of ERAP’s managing organizations.
- Thornton Enterprises will be hosting the community pop-ups at their stores. Thornton Enterprises was created by Larry Thornton as the first black owned McDonald’s franchisee. He now owns seven locations around metro Birmingham with son Dale Thornton.
Do I qualify?
- Be a Jefferson County resident outside of Birmingham city limits
- (there’s a separate program for Birmingham residents)
- Have a household income less than 80% of the median area income
- Be at risk of homelessness
- Have documentation of financial hardship
Where to catch the Community Pop-Up Tour
- 1731 Montgomery Hwy Hoover, AL 35244 on August 18 & September 15
- 239 Howell Street Fultondale, AL 35068 on August 25 & September 22
- 3633 Jaybird Road Brighton, AL 35020 on September 1