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KNOX HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Knox Housing AssistanceThe Knox Housing Assistance Program is a joint City of Knoxville/Knox County initiative aiding renters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to income-qualified city and county renters where one or more individuals in the home have experienced one of the following adverse financial impacts due directly, or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic:

• Qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income
• Incurred significant costs
• Experienced other financial hardship

Learn more at KnoxHousingAssistance.org

Housing and Neighborhood Development (formerly 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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING (Via Zoom)

February 1, 2022, 6:00 PM
Public Meeting Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 848 2108 5538      Passcode: 281546

The City of Knoxville is developing its Year Three Annual Action Plan Update to its Five Year Consolidated Plan for the proposed use of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for program year 2022-2023.

At this virtual meeting, the City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will:
•    Discuss anticipated HUD and local funding for PY2022-2023 programs starting July 1, 2022;
•    Review priority goals and objectives from its 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan;
•    Provide a description of unmet needs and gaps identified through consultation meetings with stakeholders, regarding: Non-housing Community Development needs (including economic development, neighborhood stabilization, public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements); Homelessness needs; and Affordable Housing needs;
•    Describe the process for developing the draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan, including how the public may provide input; and
•    Inform agencies on how they may apply for grant funding to meet priority goals and objectives.

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws, and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. To request language translation services, contact Diversity and Inclusion Officer Tatia M. Harris at tharris@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2831, at least 48 hours (2 days) prior to the meeting.. For disability accommodations, contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034, at least 72 hours (3 business days) before the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, your feedback is still appreciated. Please send your comments/questions to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN  37901.

To join the Zoom meeting at 6:00 PM EST on February 1, 2022:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84821085538?pwd=TWpZeXdxS0hNS2gxVzZ5bHBLUXpLQT09
Meeting ID: 848 2108 5538      Passcode: 281546         

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
Funding includes PY2022-2023 CDBG and ESG/Homeless Grants Programs

Application packets will be available February 7, 2022, at www.knoxvilletn.gov/development/current grant opportunities
 
HOUSING & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES

* 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.


REVITALIZATION PROJECTS

* Five Points Commercial Development
* Lonsdale Redevelopment
* Vestal Redevelopment


ENERGY STAR

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

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