Cleveland To Hold Public Meeting On Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan

Friday, January 24, 2014

The city of Cleveland will hold a public hearing on Thursday, to hear comments regarding the development of a Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan for 2014-2018. Comments will also be heard regarding an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choices study.

The grant funds are used to serve low to moderate  income residents and areas within the CDBG designated target area. The five-year Consolidated Plan will be submitted to the U.S.Department of Housing & Urban Development for approval in May.



The primary purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments from citizens, non-profit organizations and other interested parties regarding housing and community development needs within the target area.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Room at The Municipal Building at 190 Church Street N.E.  The meeting room complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required for non-English speaking or hearing/visually impaired persons, notify Teresa Torbett at 423 479-1913 or ttorbett@clevelandtn.gov prior to the day of the meeting.

The public hearing begins a 30-day comment period that concludes March 1. Written or oral comments can be made to Teresa Torbett, Grants Manager, by telephone, email, or mailed to Teresa Torbett, City of Cleveland, 185 Second Street N.E., Cleveland, Tn., 37311.

During the past 10 years, Cleveland's CDBG allocations have been part of the funding for sidewalk, recreation and housing needs in selected neighborhoods.


Housing Voucher Program Leads To Life-Long Friendship

It was a stroke that took Hazel Husband’s ability to speak in 2014, but she was determined not to let it take her independence. The feisty 73-year-old, who was born in Laurel, Ms., was once a resident of the Chattanooga Housing Authority’s (CHA) Harriet Tubman complex. When it closed in 2012, Ms. Husband, using the CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, found a new home in East Chattanooga. ... (click for more)

Real Estate Transfers For Jan. 15-21

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) ... (click for more)

6,533 Apply For Chattanooga Housing Authority Voucher Program

The Chattanooga Housing Authority closed its Housing Choice Voucher Program application process Monday at 11:59 p.m.  A total of 6,533 people applied. CHA will randomly select 1,000 of those names on Monday, Feb. 2, for the voucher program waiting list.  Anyone who is not selected will need to apply again in the future.  The Housing Choice Voucher program is ... (click for more)

Bradley Commissioners Concerned About Firefighters Leaving For Better-Paying Jobs

The Bradley County Commission agreed during a Monday evening work session that they will have to look into the issue of many county firefighters leaving for better paying jobs elsewhere. The discussion comes after the city's recently announced plan to possibly create their own separate ambulance service.   In surrounding areas, firefighters can make as much as ... (click for more)

We Need The Chattanooga History Center

Having been on several of Dr. Daryl Black's walking tours, I can say that they weren't just informative, but a treat. The downtown, Fort Wood and Ninth Street of yesteryear were brought dramatically to life. We stood on the ground where Sherman had his headquarters (near the Ice Cream Show) and the corner where Bessie Smith sang as a young girl. And we also stood beneath the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Big (Un)Easy: Mardi Gras

Not since Hurricane Katrina has New Orleans had a bigger problem. When over a million visitors flood the city for the annual Mardi Gras bash over the next three weeks, there will be signs all around town and into the French Quarter that blare, “CAUTION: Walk In Large Groups. We (heart symbol) love NOPD. We Just Need More Of Them.” In other words, it appears things are quite unsettled ... (click for more)