Chattanooga City Council approves $15,000 for emergency housing needs

Chattanooga City Council has voted to amend its 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget ordinance in order to help house homeless individuals and veterans.

The amendment reallocates $15,000 from the General Funds to Family Promise to meet the emergency housing needs of displaced individuals experiencing homelessness and shelter needs for veterans in its program.

In addition to the amendment, city council passed several resolutions Tuesday evening:

 

• A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Economic and Community Development to accept, if awarded, the 2018 Building Better Communities Grant, sponsored by the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association, to be applied to the East Lake Park Project, in the amount of $150,000.

• A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Economic and Community Development to accept and distribute for Fiscal Years 2013-2019 the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act Funds (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Program Income, for a total approximate amount of $3,438,143.

• A resolution authorizing the donation of a 1999 Thomas 77 Passenger School Bus to the Erlanger’s Center for Emergency and Disaster Medicine Services to utilize on mass fatality incidents or mass hospital evacuations, with an approximate value of $100,549.88.