Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

CHA Provides Update Regarding Impact Of Federal Government Shutdown

Thursday, January 24, 2019
With the federal government shutdown in its fifth week, the Chattanooga Housing Authority has been responding to concerns of residents, landlords and employees regarding funding for the CHA’s administration of the Low Income Public Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HUD).  The CHA receives funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The CHA will continue to receive HUD funding for the Low Income Public Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program through the end of February, with no anticipated negative impact on residents, landlords and CHA staff.
The CHA will continue to collect rent from its public housing residents.  

The CHA will continue to draw down funds for its Capital Fund Program and Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency grants with no HUD involvement. 

If the shutdown continues beyond Feb. 28, the CHA will use its reserves to continue the programs. 

CHA Executive Director Elizabeth McCright said, “We’ve had a few questions about how the federal government shutdown might impact CHA.  While we don’t know how long the shutdown will last, we want those we serve or do business with to know we don’t anticipate any inconvenience.  Our team is well-prepared for this situation and our daily operations continue as they would on any other business day.”

City Council Approves 1 Short Term Vacation Rental In St. Elmo, Denies Another

Ragan-Smith Announces Expansion In Southside

Tennessee Home Sales Dip 7% In January


The City Council on Tuesday night considered two short term vacation rental permits in St. Elmo and there was opposition to both. The council wound up approving one and denying another. - ... (click for more)

Initially opened in 2011, the Southside Chattanooga office of Nashville-based Ragan-Smith Associates announced its partnership with neighbor architecture firm, Artech Design Group, to expand ... (click for more)

During January 2019, there were 4,460 single-family home sales in Tennessee, down seven percent from 4,799 a year earlier; while the median home price was $227,700, up eight percent from $209,500; ... (click for more)


Real Estate

City Council Approves 1 Short Term Vacation Rental In St. Elmo, Denies Another

The City Council on Tuesday night considered two short term vacation rental permits in St. Elmo and there was opposition to both. The council wound up approving one and denying another. - based on the recommendations of district representative Erskine Oglesby. The application by Jennifer Dixon at 4204 Seneca Ave. was approved though several residents expressed opposition. ... (click for more)

Ragan-Smith Announces Expansion In Southside

Initially opened in 2011, the Southside Chattanooga office of Nashville-based Ragan-Smith Associates announced its partnership with neighbor architecture firm, Artech Design Group, to expand and renovate its current location, 1410 Cowart St. The physical expansion will not only double the size of the office, it will also put the company one step closer to its goal of doubling the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Round Of Heavy Rain May Bring Significant Flooding To Chattanooga Area; High Wind Also Expected

A new round of heavy rain may bring significant flooding in the Chattanooga area, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Warning covers Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties. The forecast includes up to two inches of additional rain. High gusts of wind are also expected with the latest storm. Some locations that will experience flooding include Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Lights Out At The Brainerd Tunnel

Will someone please check into why the Brainerd Tunnel lights are off all week? This is the tunnel going from McCallie Avenue to Brainerd Road. The lights have been off all week. I called the city of Chattanooga at 311 and a lady said that was under jurisdiction of TDOT. She transferred me. I left a detailed message with my phone number, date and time. No return phone call ... (click for more)

Rep. Ron Travis: Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Unveil The CARE Plan Groundbreaking legislation to increase access, improve rural health and empower patients This week in Nashville, House Republican leaders unveiled a patient-centered, free market approach to transform healthcare in Tennessee by unveiling the CARE plan. This legislative package includes 11 different initiatives that will all reshape ... (click for more)