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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

A public hearing on the draft Annual Action Plan will be held at 5:30 PM on May 8, 2017, at the John T. O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917 [public hearing pdf].
 

2017-2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The City of Knoxville is in the process of drafting its 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan, which describes the proposed use of estimated U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the third year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan that begins July 1, 2017. The draft of the Annual Action Plan will be available for a 30-day public comment beginning on April 10, 2017.  All comments must be received no later than May 9, 2017. 

The City of Knoxville encourages citizen comment on the draft plan. Copies may be examined beginning on April 10, 2017, online [2017 Annual Action Plan Draft] or at the following locations: the Department of Community Development, 5th floor, City-County Bldg., 400 Main Street, the Lawson McGhee Library, and the main office of the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, 2247 Western Avenue. Citizens may also obtain a copy of the draft plan by calling the Community Development Department at 865-215-2180.
 
A public hearing on the draft Annual Action Plan will be held at 5:30 PM on May 8, 2017, at the John T. O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917.
 
Community Development is committed to meeting the needs of non-English speaking residents, including foreign language interpreters and materials translated in the appropriate language.  Please request accommodations at least ten days in advance.
 
Citizens may also submit their comments via e-mail to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or in writing by mail or fax to Linda Rust, City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901, fax 865-215-2962 or by calling 865-215-2357 for additional information.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 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 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.

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