Habitat For Humanity And City Of Chattanooga Partner To Provide Support For 2 Homes
Monday, October 5, 2020
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga have partnered to provide two new Habitat homes. The homes will be located on 37th Street and Hughes Avenue in south Chattanooga.
The Chattanooga City Council voted to award $80,000 from HOME Program funds to Habitat at their last meeting. The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use, often in partnership with local non-profit groups, to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income individuals.
Chattanooga City Councilman Erskine Oglesby represents the district where the homes will be built and is also a member of Habitat’s board of directors. Councilman Oglesby said, “Habitat is an integral part of our community. We know that the biggest indicator of sustainability for a family is having a home. Habitat does so much to support families throughout Chattanooga and we’re excited to have more new neighbors calling the Alton Park area ‘home’.”