CNE Providing Rental And Mortgage Assistance

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has been awarded a $1 million grant through the Tennessee Community CARES Program to provide rental and mortgage relief for households impacted by COVID-19.  These funds will be used to assist households who are behind on their rent or mortgage payments due to a loss of income related to COVID-19. This program will serve Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Grundy, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie and Hamilton counties. 

The Tennessee Department of Human Services, along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group, created the Tennessee Community CARES Program to invest $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to help with ongoing efforts to address health and economic needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was approved by the state’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group, a bi-partisan group that oversees the distribution of federal and state dollars to local governments. Grant dollars are administered by partnering nonprofit organizations. CNE’s partner in administering this fund is United Way of Greater Chattanooga.
 
Additionally, CNE will continue its partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, local attorneys and Southern Adventist University to provide free legal assistance to those facing eviction during the COVID-19 crisis and optional case management to assist with household needs. 
 
To qualify for funding, delinquent payments no earlier than March 1, 2020 are eligible and proof of COVID related loss of income is required. Households impacted and in need of assistance should do one of the following:

- Call 423-756-6271 to leave a voicemail with a name and a phone number where you can be reached;
- Send an email to COVIDRelief@cneinc.org with your full name and a phone number; or
- Visit www.cneinc.org/covidrelief and follow the prompts on the screen.
 
Relief resources will be distributed on a “first-come, first-served” basis for households that complete the applications and meet eligibility criteria.


Toy Run For Stocking Full Of Love Is Nov. 1

St. Alban's Holly Jolly Market Set For Nov. 7

Emergency Road Closure At 5500 Dayton Boulevard Due To Gas Main Break


The 2020 Dino Richardson Memorial Toy Run benefiting the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love will be on Sunday, Nov. 1. The run will start at Ridgeland High School KSU at 2 p.m., 2478 ... (click for more)

St. Alban's Holly Jolly Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a rain date the following Saturday, Nov. 14. The annual holiday market will have 24 local vendors ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the 5000 block of Dayton Boulevard is closed due to a broken gas main. Chattanooga Gas is on the scene. For safety, use alternate routes ... (click for more)



Happenings

Toy Run For Stocking Full Of Love Is Nov. 1

The 2020 Dino Richardson Memorial Toy Run benefiting the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love will be on Sunday, Nov. 1. The run will start at Ridgeland High School KSU at 2 p.m., 2478 Happy Valley Road. Participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation. All bikes and clubs are welcome. Sponsored by Walker County Stocking Full of Love. (click for more)

St. Alban's Holly Jolly Market Set For Nov. 7

St. Alban's Holly Jolly Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a rain date the following Saturday, Nov. 14. The annual holiday market will have 24 local vendors and artisans with a large variety of handmade items for holiday shopping. The market will be held outdoors at 7514 Hixson Pike and will be following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. For more ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Mayor Race To Include Dozen Candidates - Or More

There may be as many as a dozen candidates in the race for mayor of Chattanooga, and likely even more. Picking up petitions to run thus far are Monty Bruell, D'Angelo Davis, Russell Gilbert, Tim Kelly, George Ryan Love, Andrew McClaren, Erskine Oglesby and Elenora Woods. Others who have said they plan to run include Chris Dahl, Wade Hinton, Keith Smartt and Kim White. Informal ... (click for more)

Firefighter Union President Says Many Firefighters Remain Below Federal Poverty Hourly Pay Rate

Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association President Jack Thompson said city officials plan to raise all city employees to above the federal poverty rate, but it will not apply to firefighters. He said firefighters start out at $10.54 an hour and do not reach the hourly poverty rate until eight years. Mr. Thompson said, " The City of Chattanooga administrators have been publicizing ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Courts' Role In Protecting Voting Rights

Nov. 3, Election Day, is right around the corner. Of course, voting is fundamental to elections. It is through voting we both give our consent to those we entrust to govern us and hold those governing us accountable. From our right to vote come many of our rights and freedoms. Every day seems to bring new stories about disputes over voting, many of which are pursued through lawsuits. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump’s $455 Billion Call

Late last fall, there was a story that got a lot of mileage and for good reason. Donald Trump’s economic trade policy of America First signaled that our President had the guts to say “enough is enough” to The Marshall Plan, which by all rights should have been discontinued about 50 years ago but was not. It enabled the countries we were eager to help following World War II to continue ... (click for more)