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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

Request for public review and comment on the CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT - CAPER

A draft of the City of Knoxville’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report will be available for citizen review and comment for a period of fifteen days beginning September 8, 2015. The report describes how the City of Knoxville expended Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015. The report is also available for review in the City’s Community Development Office, 5th Floor City-County Building 400 Main Stree, the Lawson McGhee Library downtown, and at the West, East and South CAC neighborhood centers. The draft report will also be mailed to interested parties upon request by calling Cicely Henderson in the Community Development Department at (865) 215-2120.

Questions and comments may be submitted to Linda Rust at (865) 215-2120, lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or mailed to City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville TN 37901.  All comments must be received no later than September 22, 2015.

Draft 2014-2015 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report [PDF]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROVIDES: 


* Programs to improve housing opportunities for lower-income homeowners, tenants and homebuyers 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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