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Applications & Guidelines


Housing Programs (Continuous Basis) 

Periodically, the City hosts a training workshop to provide an overview of programs, features, and requirements. A copy of the most recent presentation can be found below.

Training Workshop Presentation


Required Forms and Applications for ALL Housing Programs

Intent to Apply Form

Environmental Review Application

Uniform Relocation Act Information

URA Voluntary Acquisition Notice

Section 3 Business Concern Certification

Section 3 Resident Certification


HOME Affordable Rental and Homeowner Housing 

Through this program, the Housing and Community Investment Division seeks partners in the preservation and production of affordable rental and owner-occupied housing units in the city.

This program is designed for non-profit and for-profit developers who wish to create or preserve affordable housing. Maximum funding not to exceed $40,000 per unit.

The City accepts applications from qualified non-profit and for-profit developers to produce and/or preserve affordable housing using HOME funds.

Funding for a project can be 50% of project costs, up to a maximum of $40,000 per unit. Higher funding limits can be considered for entities using CHDO set-aside funds in a project. All assisted projects must serve households meeting income eligibility guidelines and be located within the city limits of Chattanooga.

Applications for funding will be accepted on a rolling basis, and funds are awarded on a first come first served basis until all grant funds are allocated.

Prior to completing a full application, to preliminarily determine whether a proposed project is eligible, interested applicants can start by completing and submitting an Intent to Apply.

For questions, please contact the Housing and Community Investment Division at hci@chattanooga.gov.  

Overview and Guidelines 

Application for HOME funds

Development Template (Pro Forma)

Guide to Completing Development Template (Pro Forma)

2022 HOME Rent and Income Limits

Rehab/Development Cost & Specifications


Landlord Renovation Program - Vacant Units Only

This program is for landlords with vacant, substandard rental units they wish to renovate. Landlords can receive a grant to cover 50% of renovation costs, up to $17,000. The actual amount depends upon the number of bedrooms and the cost of renovation. For funding consideration, please complete a program application.

For questions, please contact Doug Smith at (423) 643-7336 or (423) 362-6795. or dssmith@chattanooga.gov. 

2021 CDBG Rent and Income Limits


Rapid Rental Repair Program - Vacant Units Only

The Housing and Community Investment Division has a new program called Rapid Rental Repair, which assists landlords with rental unit turnover repairs. The maximum grant amount is $4,900 per unit. There is a 5-unit maximum. Typical expenses eligible for reimbursement include replacement of appliances such as stoves and refrigerators, patching of cracks and holes, repairing doors/windows, etc. Email a completed application with supporting documents to dssmith@chattanooga.gov.

If you have any questions, please call Doug Smith at (423) 643-7336 or (423) 362-6795.

Rapid Rental Repair Program One Page Description

Rapid Rental Repair Program Full Description

Rapid Rental Repair Program Application


Minor Home Repair Program

This program is designed to assist homeowners with minor home repairs who live inside the Chattanooga city limits. These repairs are completed through partnerships with selected non-profit organizations at no cost to the applicant. However, repairs are subject to approval by the City of Chattanooga, its partnering agencies, and available funding.

For questions, call Andreana Moore at 643-7311 or email azmoore@chattanooga.gov.

This program is temporarily closed and not accepting applications

Minor Home Repair Application


Residential Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program

The Residential PILOT Program is a financial incentive, which is designed to encourage multi-family rental development by freezing property taxes at the predevelopment level for a predetermined period of time.

PILOT Application and Guidelines

PILOT Evaluation and Scoring Sheet

PILOT Information Sheet


Chattanooga Affordable Housing Fund

The Chattanooga Affordable Housing Fund leverages Federal, State, and private dollars for the preservation and production of affordable housing for target households earning up to 80% of area median income. The application process is ongoing, and projects are presented to the Health, Educational, and Housing Facilities Board (HEB) for consideration.

Chattanooga Affordable Housing Fund Guidelines and Application



Economic Development

101 E. 11th Street(map)
3rd Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7353