Kelly Administration Proposes Innovative Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Reform

New of Payment in Lieu of Taxes program would allow for more participation from more developers, even lower rents in affordable units, and program adjustments by ZIP code Today, City of Chattanooga Chief Housing Officer Nicole Heyman proposed a package of reforms to Chattanooga’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) program for affordable housing projects. […]

City of Chattanooga to offer resource fair for homeowners looking to sustain property

The fair will provide resources around improving homes, credit counseling, and estate planning for current homeowners. The City of Chattanooga is excited to host current homeowners for its Housing Sustainability Fair, an opportunity for homeowners to learn about resources related to home improvements, utility relief, credit counseling, and estate planning. The resource fair features various […]

Help End Homelessness with EPB and the Homeless Coalition

For the second year, EPB will raise awareness about how to help end homelessness by donating to the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition’s Flexible Housing Fund. Contributions to the Flexible Housing Fund through EPB’s Connect For Good go directly to help people experiencing homelessness get back into permanent housing. Last year, Connect For Good raised more than $67,000 for […]

Chattanooga awarded $12.5 million for ‘Freedom Homestead,’ a multi-behavioral community to address needs of veterans experiencing homelessness

Frontline Response, a faith-based non-profit headquartered in Atlanta, made the award for the national pilot project against other major cities. No local taxpayer dollars are involved in the project. Mayor Tim Kelly, on behalf of the City of Chattanooga, is thrilled to share a major investment that will contribute significantly to supporting a vulnerable population […]

Kelly Administration unveils policy playbook to expand affordable housing in Chattanooga

First-ever Housing Action Plan provides City with a cohesive roadmap to improve the housing ecosystem, increase the number of affordable rental homes, and expand homeownership across Chattanooga. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly and Chief Housing Officer Nicole Heyman today unveiled the City’s first-ever Housing Action Plan: A comprehensive policy and program toolkit to address Chattanooga’s affordable housing […]

City of Chattanooga hires first-ever Director of Housing Policy

The position will report directly to Chief Housing Officer Nicole Heyman to support the City’s efforts to expand affordable housing opportunities. The City of Chattanooga is pleased to announce the hire of its first-ever Director of Housing Policy, a position which will oversee the city’s implementation of its housing objectives and services and work to […]

First two residents of Chattanooga’s 3D-printed shelters placed into permanent housing

The temporary shelters were built in collaboration with Branch Technology and Olivet Baptist Church. The first two residents who enrolled in the City of Chattanooga’s 3D-printed shelter 12-month pilot program have been placed into permanent housing, with assistance from Chattanooga’s Office of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. The initial residents were housed in 30 days, beating […]

City and Branch Technology Launch 3D-Printed Shelters Pilot for People Experiencing Homelessness

Two single-unit structures will provide temporary shelter during the 12 month pilot. The City of Chattanooga and Branch Technology today launched a new partnership to pilot the use of 3D-printed, single-unit structures as temporary shelters for people experiencing homelessness. “We’ve made great progress reducing homelessness in Chattanooga, but the work’s not done. We remain focused […]