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Front Page - Friday, October 9, 2020

Habitat for Humanity, city partner for two new homes




Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga have partnered to provide two new Habitat homes. The homes will be located at 37th Street and Hughes Avenue in south Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga City Council voted to award $80,000 from HOME Investment Partnership Program funds to Habitat at their last meeting. The program provides formula grants to states and localities to fund building, buying and rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership.

Chattanooga City Councilman Erskine Oglesby says, “The biggest indicator of sustainability for a family is having a home. We’re excited about having more neighbors calling Alton Park ‘home.’”

Oglesby represents the district where the homes will be built and is a member of Habitat’s board of directors.

At work in Chattanooga since 1986, Habitat has built 283 homes, providing more than 1,000 men, women and children with homeownership.

Dozens more families have benefited from Habitat’s home repair work, which includes repairs and weatherization.

Source: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area