When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 (alternate date in case of inclement weather: Tuesday, Feb. 5)


Where: John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.


Who: Community Development staff, neighborhood leaders, residents, service providers and additional housing and development stakeholders



The City of Knoxville invites the public to learn about its Community Development activities and provide feedback on the Annual Action Plan, which will guide local projects and activities for program year 2019-2020.


At the meeting, Community Development staff members will review priorities, strategies and accomplishments from the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan; discuss affordable housing as a priority activity; explain constraints that impact how federal funds are allocated; and seek input on the community’s needs.


Based on the meeting and input received, staff will develop the Annual Action Plan Update, which outlines for the federal government how the City proposes to use funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for program year 2019-2020.


Overall, these funds are invested in projects and programs that make housing more affordable, energy efficient, and livable for low- to moderate-income households, including vulnerable populations like military veterans, seniors and single mothers.


The O’Connor Center is wheelchair accessible. Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations including sign-language interpreters should contact ADA Coordinator Stephanie Cook at 865-215-2034 or scook@knoxvilletn.gov at least 10 days in advance. For an English interpreter, contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at 865-215-2831.


Residents unable to attend the meeting can submit comments and questions to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov, or by mail to Linda Rust, City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN  37901, or by fax to 865-215-2962. Call 865-215-2357 for additional info.