Chattanooga City Council Unanimously Approves Mayor Kelly’s Budget

The Chattanooga City Council On Tuesday Approved Mayor Tim Kelly’s One Chattanooga Budget On Second Reading, With $10 Million In Additional Road Paving, $33 Million Toward Affordable Housing, And $2 Million Toward Homelessness Prevention And Rehousing Efforts — With No Tax Increase.

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Chattanooga Hosts Free Vaccination Events for Homeless Residents

On June 12, The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition Will Be Hosting A Free Vaccination Event For The Homeless Population In The Area. This Will Follow The First Event That Was Held On Saturday, In Partnership With Olivet Baptist Church.

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Senate GOP Counters Biden With $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan

A Group Of Republican U.S. Senators Have Unveiled A $568 Billion Plan That Would Look To Rebuild And Expand Infrastructure Nationwide And Counter A More Expensive Proposal By President Joe Biden.

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What Can Government Do To Help The Poor?

Government Has A Poor Track Record Of Directing Assistance To The Poor. Even Before COVID-19, The Federal Government Spent More Than $4 Trillion Per Year. Only A Small Fraction Of That, However, Was Allocated To Those In Poverty. There Is A Wide Range Of Federal, State And Local Programs That Actively Harm The Poor That Should Be Reformed. Rather Than Asking The Government To Create New Programs To Help The Poor, Something It Has A Rather Poor Track Record Of Achieving, Let’s First Ask It To Stop Doing Things We Know Actively Hurt The Poor. Yes, Government Can Do Something To Help The Poor. It Should Get Out Of The Way.

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County Commission Votes On ‘True Affordable Housing’ Resolution

The Hamilton County Commission Votes On A Resolution To Approve An ‘Affordable Housing’ Project And To Receive Payments From Developer Instead Of Collecting Property Taxes.

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Is The Lack Of Affordable Housing In Chattanooga The Primary Driver For Homelessness?

“The common denominator with this issue that we are faced with is the monopolization of the rental market in Chattanooga by Property Management companies, LLCs and the demanding requirements that low-income individuals cannot meet.”

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What Is Causing Growth In The Number Of Chattanooga Homeless?

2020 has been an exceptional year at contributing to the homeless population due to the large number of lockdowns and layoffs because of COVID-19. However, there was already an upward trend in the number of homeless before the Pandemic.

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