HND Hosts Virtual Public Hearing and Council Workshop on Annual Plan

City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development is in the process of developing the 20212022 (Year Two) Annual Action Plan, describing the proposed use of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.

A draft of the plan will be available for a 30day comment period, starting April 2. To review the year two of the five-year Annual Action plan, click here.

e plan expands upon funding the City of Knoxville expects to receive for the July 2021July 2022 fiscal year. Starting July 1, 2021, the City expects to receive $1,787,837.00 in CDBG, $1,124, 871.00 in HOME, and $150,252.00 in ESG funds for the July 2021July 2022 fiscal year. Additionally, the plan highlights other monies the City may receive, including $100,000.00 in CDBG program income, $500,000.00 in Home program income, and uncommitted funding from the 20202021year grant.

The draft Annual Action Plan will propose an allocation of the above listed HUD funding across priority areas, addressing homelessness, affordable housing, housing and rental housing rehabilitation, economic opportunity, neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, and general administration.

To learn more about the year two Annual Action Plan, watch the Virtual Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m., via Zoom. Check the Housing and Neighborhood Development webpage for the Zoom link and information. Residents are encouraged to participate.
Additionally, City Council will host a workshop to discuss the draft plan on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. This meeting is not yet determined to be via Zoom or in person. To find out more details as the date approaches, please visit the HND webpage.
This meeting will also be broadcast on Community Television of Knoxville (CTVKnox.org) for all to watch. Residents are invited to comment on the Annual Action Plan between April 2 and May 1. Please direct any questions to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.govor by mail at P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901.

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