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.


First Annual Catoosa County Run, White & Blue 5k Road Race And 1-Mile Fun Run Is July 3

CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

Net Resource Foundation Receives Grant To Begin Phase 2 Of South Chattanooga Beautification Project


The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and Catoosa County Government are inviting the public to participate in the First Annual Catoosa County Run, White & Blue 5k Road Race and 1 Mile Fun ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announced the following events and road closures. W 35th Street - W 35th Street between St Elmo Avenue and Broad Street will be closed beginning ... (click for more)

The Net Resource Foundation received a $10,000 grant from The Benwood Foundation to help complete phase one of the Hughes Project. In partnership with the Westside Baptist Church, the open space ... (click for more)



Happenings

First Annual Catoosa County Run, White & Blue 5k Road Race And 1-Mile Fun Run Is July 3

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CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announced the following events and road closures. W 35th Street - W 35th Street between St Elmo Avenue and Broad Street will be closed beginning Friday, June 11 through Monday, June 21 for utility construction. Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed in front of the First ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Marsha Blackburn Should Focus On Finding Compromise On The Infrastructure Bill - And Response (2)

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Roy Exum: The Sunday Funnies

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