City Staff to Present Draft Plan on Use of Federal Housing Funds

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Kristin Farley
kfarley@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Staff to Present Draft Plan on Use of Federal Housing Funds

Posted: 04/22/2021
Residents have two opportunities next week to hear City staff present the draft plan of how they propose to use federal funds to meet local housing and community development needs in the program year beginning July 1, 2021. 

City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development is drafting the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan (which is Year Two of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan approved by City Council in 2020) to outline the proposed use of funds anticipated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in three categories: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. 

This plan does not include the plan for CARES Act funds or Tennessee Housing Development Agency funds the City has received for pandemic-related housing needs. 

The draft plan proposes allocation of the above listed HUD funding, plus unspent prior year funds and program income (anticipated to total around $5.7 million) across priority areas, addressing homelessness, affordable housing, economic opportunity, neighborhood stabilization, and general administration. 

City staff will present the draft plan at these meetings:

 •  Public hearing (with opportunity to give feedback), Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m., via Zoom.

        Meeting ID: 954 9367 2786
        Passcode: 153642

 •  City Council workshop, Thursday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. The meeting will be broadcast live on Community Television of Knoxville at CTVKnox.org and on CTV’s cable channel. 

The draft plan is available to review and download here. Public comments will be taken through May 1. Please direct any questions to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or by mail at P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901.

Individuals with a disability who require an accommodation in order to participate may contact the City of Knoxville's ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Brewer Cook at 865-215-2034 or scook@knoxvilletn.gov no less than 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the meeting/end of the public comment period. If you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and want to request interpretation services, please contact the City of Knoxville’s Title VI Coordinator, Tatia M. Harris at tharris@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2831, at least 48 hours (2 days) prior to the meeting/end of the comment period.