Chattanooga's Affordable Housing Crisis: Frequently Asked Questions

Affordable housing issues are complicated. Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA) has spent much of its five years deeply engaged with the uniqueness of Chattanooga's crisis. This FAQ can act as a guide into the many different moving pieces of the Affordable Housing Crisis:

The Memphis Model: New PILOT Program Can Be Step Toward Housing For All

An over 4,000 affordable unit housing deficit is not a problem… it is a Crisis.

Reframing the Renaissance: Innovation and Inequality


Chattanooga Organized for Action was cited in an October 9th article in Nonprofit QuarterlyThe article, entitled "Chattanooga: A Model of Urban Revitalization, or Inequality and Gentrification?",  examines the dual nature of Chattanooga's economic development.

False Standards of Affordability

WTVC NewsChannel 9

Jefferson Hodge, Board member of Chattanooga Organized for Action, recently talked with WTVC NewsChannel 9 about the affordable housing crisis and the false standards of affordability used to provide tax deals to downtown developers. Check out their piece on the Choo Choo apartments here:

http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/apartments-at-chatt...

New Citizen's Guide to Hamilton County Department of Education Budget

Hamilton County Education Budget

For those interested, the local Department of Education has just published the first citizen's guide to the education budget and budget process. This is a welcomed step forward, and it does well in explaining sources of funding for education, changes in funding, and a very general overview of where the money goes. It is not line-item budgeting, and those looking for more exacting detail are going to be disappointed. However, it does a great job with the information it presents, and it is concise.

Priced Out: Chattanooga's Affordable Housing Crisis


For Chattanooga's working families, the lack of affordable housing is at crisis levels. Too many of us are faced with the choice of paying the rent or saving for our kid's college, and that choice is not only weighing down our futures, it is thwarting the potential of our city.

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