Home Is Where The Heart Is

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi
Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira
Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director

On Saturday Veronica Niyibigira and her family of three received the keys to their new 4-bedroom, 2-bath Southside home with the support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and Thrivent Financial.

Thrivent Financial joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area to build the Niybigira’s new home. It is the seventh Habitat home built by the Southeast Tennessee Northwest Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial since 2007 and the 247th built by Habitat since 1986.




THDA Touts Greener Rules For Construction Tax Credits

The  Tennessee Housing Development Agency plans to enact stronger "green" energy requirements for new multifamily rental properties that hope to qualify for federal tax credits.   Under the proposed new rules, developers can earn points on their Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application if the property qualifies for full Enterprise Green Communities certification. ... (click for more)

CHA Completes Process To Select 500 Applicants For Housing Vouchers

The Chattanooga Housing Authority has completed the selection process for 500 housing vouchers. CHA began the selection process by computerized lottery several months ago. Officials said each applicant was carefully screened to make sure program criteria was met.   Those selected are eligible to go onto a waiting list for housing vouchers. CHA on Monday ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

Hutcheson Medical Center may be headed for appointment of a bankruptcy trustee, who would focus on the sale of the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital. An attorney told a bankruptcy court judge in Rome, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon that a buyer is discussing paying over $20 million for all the assets of the community hospital. Attorney Rob Williamson ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances. In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)