The City of Dothan's Housing Authority depends on this money annually.
This year HUD gave grants for more than $52 million to public housing authorities in Alabama.
The grants come from HUD's Capital Fund Program.
That program allows housing authorities to use the funds for any big renovations they might need.
The City of Dothan received more than $828,000 for their 670 apartments.
The money will be used to replace exterior stairwells at Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes, as well as renovating ten bathrooms in Johnson Homes.
"It's very valuable, we just wish we could get more because of the age of our public housing developments. We have some that are nearly 70 years old now and this is the primary grant monies we use to do major renovations," Executive Director Glenn Franklin said.
Some of the money will be used to reimburse the City of Dothan for the eight police officers who patrol the developments.
Allocations to area housing authorities:
Abbeville Housing Authority - $42,078
Brundidge Housing Authority - $51,059
Cottonwood Housing Authority - $46,805
Enterprise Housing Authority - $172,304
Eufaula Housing Authority - $476,272
Housing Authority Ashford - $87,597
Housing Authority Elba - $153,941
Housing Authority Midland City - $49,734
Housing Authority Samson - $233,529
Housing Authority Troy - $498,627
Housing Authority of the City of Columbia - $20,567
Housing Authority of the City of Daleville - $76,490
Housing Authority of the City of Dothan - $828,735
Housing Authority of the City of Hartford - $36,531
Housing Authority of the City of Headland - $60,894
Housing Authority of the City of Newton - $40,042
Housing Authority of the City of Ozark - $502,007
Housing Authority of the Town of New Brockton - $42,605
Housing Authority of the Town of Slocomb - $15,755