City Of Chattanooga 2014 Rental Property Renovation Program

Friday, March 28, 2014

The City of Chattanooga Department of Economic and Community Development has funding available to assist private landlords in renovating their rental units. The program awards grants to property owners who substantially renovate their rental units and agree to keep them affordable for a five-year period. Following are some of the program details and requirements:

1)         Rental units must be vacant at the time of application and renovation.

2)         Rental units must require significant renovation work.

3)         The grant covers 50 percent of renovation costs, up to a maximum of $12,000 for a three-bedroom unit, $10,000 for a two-bedroom unit, and $8,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

4)         There is a limit of two rental units per owner/applicant.

5)         All building codes will apply and all building permits must be secured.

Applications will be chosen on a competitive basis.

Applications will be available beginning April 1, on the City of Chattanooga website under Economic and Community Development/Public Notices. Applications may also be obtained in the reception area of the Office of Economic and Community Development, second floor of City Hall.

Once applications are completed, they may be hand delivered or mailed to: Economic and Community Development, 101 E. 11th Street, City Hall, Suite 200, Chattanooga, Tn. 37402. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on April 30.

For more information, please call Doug Smith at 423 643-7336.


6 New Agents Join Exit Realty

EXIT Realty Scenic City in Chattanooga on Wednesday announced the addition of six new agents in 2016 to its team of real estate professionals. "We’re excited to welcome Brett Rucker, Michael Jackson, Haley Smith, Carolyn Boyd, Julie Marr, and Sharon Talley to EXIT Realty," said Katherine Woodburn, franchise owner of EXIT Realty Scenic City. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality ... (click for more)

Mike Croxall: Preparing To Buy In 2017

If you are like hundreds of other Greater Chattanooga families, then 2017 is the year you’ve decided to purchase a new home. Whether as a first-time or move-up buyer, it’s wise to start preparing now. Following a few simple tips will help put you in a better position to find a home that’s right for you. Prioritize Your Must-Haves First-time home buyers should take the ... (click for more)

Walker Charged With Sunday Night Murder Of Girlfriend In LaFayette

A 29-year-old Walker County man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, also 29. Sheriff Steve Wilson said David Ryan Walker was charged in the slaying of Candace Ann Hankins. He said she was killed inside a house on Wheeler Road in LaFayette and her body was found in woods behind the house. The sheriff said Walker called relatives to express remorse about the killing. ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Else $3 Can Mean

Orchard Knob Middle School, located on North Highland Park Avenue in Chattanooga, led every other secondary school in the state of Tennessee last year with 6.8 percent of its students expelled. So as people are working feverishly to keep the school from being taken over by the state’s Department of Education, allow me to pose a question. Last Friday during the last period of ... (click for more)