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Community Development


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Building strong and healthy neighborhoods by empowering all communities through equal opportunities. 

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 recreation that builds character, offering crisis assistance and support services to families in need, and most of all, by building and maintaining the neighboring communities through our various neighborhood services.

This department is divided into 4 major divisions: 

Code Enforcement

Report a violation, contact 311, and learn public health, safety, and welfare requirements, code cases, and demolition hearings. FAQs 

Community Centers

18 community centers, 3 civic and senior centers open to Chattanooga residents. Find educational programs, various social and recreational activities, rental space, and more. Youth, adults, and seniors are welcome. FAQs

Neighborhood Services

Find your neighborhood association, engage in community groups, and participate in roundtables with your local leaders. FAQs


Office of Family Empowerment

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



Community Development Administration 

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Tony Sammons                    Don Walker

Administrator                                   Deputy Administrator 

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Carol Hunter

Director of Operations 


Public Relations  

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

Community Development Department

New Office Location!

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

Dottie Brewer