Knoxville Seeks Public Input on Housing at Upcoming Meetings

The City of Knoxville is hosting two public meetings to gather resident feedback on housing priorities and plans.

The City of Knoxville’s Housing and Neighborhood Development team is hosting two public meetings this week to gather resident input on housing priorities and plans. The meetings will take place on April 23, 2024, and April 27, 2024.

On Tuesday, April 23, city staff will review the draft Annual Action Plan (AAP) at the Public Works Service Center. The AAP outlines how the City proposes to use U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for local activities and programs beginning July 1, 2024. The plan will show how funds will be allocated across four priority areas: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Creating Economic Opportunity, and Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization.

On Saturday, April 27, City staff and consultant Rob Breymaier will provide updates and request additional feedback from residents on the City’s creation of a Fair Housing Equity Plan at the Cansler Family YMCA. This HUD-required plan will identify goals that advance equity in housing, community development programs, and residents’ access to well-resourced areas, opportunity, and community assets.

Both meetings will also be accessible via Zoom webinar. Residents can submit questions or comments on the draft AAP through April 26, 2024. A new online survey to capture community perceptions regarding housing challenges is available at through May 19.

More information about the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development and its programs can be found at KnoxvilleTN.Gov/Development, with updates on the Fair Housing Equity Plan posted at KnoxvilleTN.Gov/FairHousing.

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