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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
Fax: 865-215-2962 
Disability Services:  865-215-2034
TTY: 865-215-4581 
Fair Housing Program:  865-215-2120
Housing Programs:  865-215-2120
Neighborhood Strategy Areas: 865-215-2120
Solutions to Problem Properties: 865-215-2120

Request for public review and comment on the CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) for PY2017-2018

A draft of the City of Knoxville’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report will be available for citizen review and comment for a period of fifteen days beginning September 10, 2018, and ending September 24, 2018. The report describes how the City of Knoxville spent Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the program year that ended June 30, 2018. The report will be available on September 10, 2018, in the City’s Community Development office located on the 5th Floor of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, and on the City’s web-site at www.knoxvilletn.gov/development under “Reports and Plans.” The draft report will also be mailed to interested parties upon request by calling Cicely Henderson in the Community Development Department at 865-215-2180.

Questions and comments may be submitted to Linda Rust at 865-215-2357, lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or mailed to City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville TN 37901.  All comments must be received no later than September 24, 2018.


* Programs to improve housing opportunities for lower-income homeowners, tenants and home buyers 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 small businesses.


* Five Points Commercial Development
* Lonsdale Redevelopment
* Vestal Redevelopment


Energy Star Partner - The City of Knoxville is a proud partner of ENERGY STAR. The Community Development Department's Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program has 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.