The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Board of Commissioners Monday voted to end a partnership with Church of the Highlands. Commissioners cited recent controversy with Pastor Chris Hodges and social media activity. The Housing Authority of Birmingham, has since 2017, had a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the church, Alabama’s largest, for resident outreach programs and social services at its Campus of Hope located in the Marks Village Public Housing community. These outreach programs and social services included mentoring, community support groups and faith and social service activities that promote volunteerism. These services were provided at nine of HABD’s public housing communities. HABD did not pay COTH for their services. The vote to cancel the memorandum with COTH will also end services provided by The Dream Center and Christ Health Center, which are ministries within the COTH. Hodges came under fire for following and liking social media posts by Charlie Kirk, president of the conservative non-profit Turning Point USA, a high school and college campus organization often controversial for its political stances. He issued an apology to his church on May 31.