~ from the Office of Neighborhoods

The City of Knoxville Community Development Department is seeking input to help develop its Five-Year Consolidated Plan for program years 2020-2024. Come out on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., to the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St., to discuss how the city can best allocate Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships (affordable housing) grants, and Emergency Solutions Grants (homeless services) programs, to address community needs and priorities.


Community Development staff worked hard throughout 2019 to gather community input on how to best use funds to address housing needs, homelessness, fair housing, equitable development, and address other community priorities. At this meeting, City staff will present a summary of information collected from this public process, a summary of housing-needs data, and a draft of priority goals and strategies that will guide the types of programs HUD funds may be used for, beginning in July 2020.


Join the meeting, share your input, and be a part of creating a better Knoxville. For more information, contact Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or 215-2962.


If you are unable to attend the meeting, your feedback is still appreciated. Information presented at the meeting will be made available on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the City’s website www.knoxvilletn.gov/development.


The O’Connor Center is wheelchair accessible. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a City of Knoxville public meeting, please 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 you wish to attend.


The City of Knoxville is committed to meeting the needs of non-English speaking residents. 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.