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Community Development


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The Department of Community Development's top priority is providing a better quality of life for the citizens of Chattanooga by focusing on enhancing the minds through programming that builds character, offering crisis assistance and support services to families in need.

This department is divided into 3 major divisions: 

Community Centers

18 community centers, 2 civic centers open to Chattanooga residents. Find educational programs, various social and recreational activities, rental space, and more. Youth, adults, and seniors are welcome. FAQs


Community Advisory Committee (CAC) 

Community advisory committees help ensure community centers best serve the surrounding neighborhoods. Advisory committee members are responsible for working alongside neighborhoods to advise the community centers’ staff on programming and community engagement.

Office of Family Empowerment

Apply for rental/mortgage assistance and utility and water assistance. Learn about educational and financial resources. FAQs


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Public Relations  

Please send all media inquiries, press releases, public questions, or invites to Napierra Alexander (423)643-6402

Community Development Department

New Office Location!

6098 Debra Road
Chattanooga, TN. 37411(map)
(423) 643-7300

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