Application Period Is Open For City's 2014 Home Repair Program

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic and Community Development announces the opening of the application period for its 2014 Home Repair Program, providing free home repair assistance to qualifying Chattanooga homeowners. Applications are now available and are being accepted until Friday, March 21, at 4 p.m.

There is always a large response to this program administered by the Neighborhood Services and Community Development divisions in partnership with World Changers, a home repair ministry of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist and Lifeway Student Ministries.

Over the past 12 years 380 homes have been repaired throughout the city. World Changers will return to Chattanooga again this summer from July 12-July 26 to provide volunteer construction labor.

To be eligible for assistance applicants must:

1) Be 62 years of age or older, or

2) Be disabled, and

3) Own and reside in the home that is to be repaired, and

4)  Be low income according to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, and

5) Have City and County property taxes paid through December 2013. 

Interested individuals and prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of several technical assistance workshops designed to educate individuals on the application process.  

· Tuesday, Feb. 11, City Hall, Training Room, 3rd Floor, 10:00 a.m.

· Tuesday, Feb. 18, Avondale Recreation Center, 1305 Dodson Avenue, 10:30 a.m.

· Thursday, Feb. 20, Eastgate Seniors Center, Eastgate Town Center, Suite C10-11, 10:00 a.m.

· Wednesday, Feb. 26, Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th Street, 10:00 a.m.

Please note that roof repair or replacement is not eligible under this program. 

If you are in need of minor repairs and meet the above requirements, or you know someone that might be eligible, contact Vanessa A. Jackson at 423 643-7311 for more information or to receive an application.

Applications are also available in the office of Economic and Community Development at City Hall, 101 East 11th Street, Suite 200.


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