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Mockingbird Pointe, Monroeville

The first phase of Monroeville’s Mockingbird Pointe was developed by The Braden Group in 2009. Mockingbird Pointe is designated for persons 55 years of age and older and whose earnings are less than 60 percent of the county’s median income. The development leased very quickly and maintained high occupancy, demonstrating the high demand for affordable senior housing in Monroeville. 

In July 2017, Mockingbird Pointe II opened and was fully leased within 20 days. Thanks to the hard work of District Manager Beth Ingram and Site Manager Janice Squires of Boyd Management, all 40 apartments were occupied with happy residents before the end of the month.

Financed in part by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and HOME Investment Partnerships funds administered by AHFA, Mockingbird Pointe provides amenities including garbage disposals, dishwashers, ceiling fans, a private outdoor patio or porch depending on location, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Residents enjoy a clubhouse, sheltered gazebo, computer center, indoor and outdoor fitness areas, dining room as well as an outdoor picnic and BBQ area.

Mockingbird Pointe has a full-time staff who takes care of the physical needs of the buildings while also providing supportive services to the residents. Monthly activities include events such as bingo games, movie nights, birthday luncheons, and pot luck dinners.

Contributing and working with the local Monroeville community plays an important role in the success of Mockingbird Pointe. The manager invites guest speakers every month and works closely with the Monroe Housing Authority, the local senior center, and community actions and outreach organizations to provide assistance and education on a regular basis.

The residents, management, and the local community have created a caring, welcoming environment at Mockingbird Pointe that everyone is proud to call home.

AHFA talked with three residents who shared about living at Mockingbird Pointe:

  • Harold Densmore who, along with his wife, downsized and relocated to Monroeville to be closer to family after 27 years in the steel pipe business. The Densmores have even encouraged family members to become Mockingbird Pointe residents.
  • Vivian Lyles, a mother of five and native of Walker County, who has -- at various times -- called Boston, Denver, and Chicago home. Lyles moved to Mockingbird Pointe after a snake outside of her rental home got too close for comfort.
  • Rachel Chandler, a widow, who finds safety and comfort surrounded by the friends she has made as part of the Mockingbird Pointe community. Chandler moved from a more expensive assisted living facility and prefers the development’s neighborhood, rather than an institutional, look and feel.