City Hosts Annual Public Meeting on Housing, Community Development Priorities

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Hosts Annual Public Meeting on Housing, Community Development Priorities

Posted: 01/27/2023
The City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development department seeks input from residents on how the City should prioritize spending federal dollars on local projects that support affordable housing and community development activities in Knoxville neighborhoods.

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, 6 p.m. at the City’s Public Works Service Center, at 3131 Morris Avenue. 

The public meeting provides residents and others the opportunity to give feedback that will inform the City’s 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan, a roadmap of how the City proposes to spend allocations from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. 

The annual process begins with consultation with nonprofit agencies and other stakeholders on unmet needs and gaps in the categories of: Non-housing Community Development needs, including economic development, neighborhood stabilization, public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements; Homelessness needs; and Affordable Housing needs. 

Staff will discuss anticipated HUD and local funding; review priority goals and objectives from its 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan. 

The draft Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment March 31 to April 30, 2023. 

Residents who can’t attend the meeting and would like to give input or have questions, please email Linda Rust.

Also at the meeting: 

Staff members will provide information to representatives of agencies planning to apply for Program Year 2023-2024 CDBG and Homeless Grants.

Application will be posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, at This is the first year applications will be accepted exclusively online via the Zoom Grants platform. Technical assistance will be available for applicants during sessions Feb. 3, 10 and 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Public Works Service Center.

Applicants must attend one of the two Technical Assistance Workshops being held on Feb. 7 and 8. The deadline to apply is noon on Feb. 22, 2023. 

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. 

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 [email protected] no less than 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the meeting you wish to attend. If you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and want to request language translation services, contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected], or 865-215-3100 at least 48 hours (2 days) prior to the meeting.