Chattanooga Organized For Action
The mission of Chattanooga Organized for Action is to assist individuals and organizations in becoming the essential agents of real systemic change to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.
Dr. Ken Chilton, Associate Professor at Tennessee State University and former Director of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies, has worked with COA to produce a new report on racial displacement in Chattanooga.
The report, "Negro Removal in Chattanooga: The Impact of Market-Based Displacement on Communities of Color" lays out the residential changes that have occurred between 2000 and 2017 as a result of high-end growth and investment, and what that has meant for Chattanooga's black residents. It tracks neighborhoods that have seen heavy declines in black residents, but also areas of town that have seen major increases. The conclusion calls for more low-income resident participation in planning decisions, and the use of community benefits agreements (CBAs) as a way to ensure more equitable growth.
DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE REPORT.