|COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Becky Wade, Director
Room 532, City County Building
Community Development administers a variety of programs geared toward
the revitalization of Knoxville's low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
In order for resources to have the greatest impact, the Department targets
its programs to strategy areas that are selected periodically.
|Main Line: 865-215-2120
Fair Housing Program:
Neighborhood Strategy Areas:
Solutions to Problem Properties:
|Below are links for the 2013 Collaborative Application documents for the Knoxville-Knox County Continuum of Care. This is the application submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), seeking funding for the applicants listed in the Project Priority Listing. If and when funding is awarded, the grants are made directly from HUD to the individual agencies identified in the project listing.
Project Priority Listing [PDF]
Knoxville-Knox County Continuum of Care Collaborative Application [PDF]
|Mayor Madeline Rogero announced that she is seeking public input on a newly released draft plan to address homelessness in the City of Knoxville. Comments will be accepted for 45 days, so that they may be considered before finalizing the new homelessness plan. Comments should be sent to Michael Dunthorn of the City's Office on Homelessness at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will conduct a public input session on at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11th at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. A City Council workshop on the proposed plan will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 13 in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.
Click here to view Homelessness Plan Draft [PDF]
Click here to view press release
|On behalf of the City of Knoxville, Mayor Madeline Rogero accepted a $2.5 million grant today from officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eradicate lead-based paints and other home health hazards in the Knoxville area.
Click here to view press release.
|The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the Rental Rehab Program. This program provides owners of substandard residential rental property with financial and technical rehabilitation assistance. In return for the City's rehabilitation assistance, participants agree to certain long-term (5 – 20 years) rent and occupancy restrictions which provide for the continued availability of the housing to lower-income families at an affordable rent. The Program utilizes forgivable loans called "Deferred Payment Loans," which require no monthly payments to subsidize the required costs of rehabilitation. Total funding is limited to 80 percent of cost of required rehabilitation or a maximum of $20,000 per unit for 1- 4 unit dwellings.
Rental Rehab Program Description [PDF]
Rental Rehab Application [PDF]
Rental Rehab Application Process [PDF]
Tenant Packet [PDF]
| The Community Development Department offers low-interest loans for the complete rehab of owner-occupied homes. Click here to learn more about the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehab Program.
| COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROVIDES:
Programs to improve housing opportunities for lower-income homeowners,
tenants and homebuyers as well as assistance to organizations
serving Knoxville's homeless population.
A Fair Housing Program to promote equal opportunity in
housing in Knoxville.
Activities that identify vacant, blighted or problem properties
and seek developers to return them to productive use.
Support for programs that assist neighborhoods in identifying
and solving their own problems.
Support for programs that provide training and employment to
lower-income citizens or to assist lower-income citizens in starting
Five Points Commercial Development
The City of Knoxville is a proud partner of ENERGY STAR. Community Development Department's Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program have built thirteen (13) Energy Star homes and plan on building more Energy Star-certified homes.
ENERGY STAR qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE. The ENERGY STAR label also designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings.
More information is available on the ENERGY STAR website at www.energystar.gov.