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City of Clarksville releases Warming Shelters Update

 

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Clarksville Agencies prepare for expected cold snap

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – With temperature expected to plunge into the 20s Saturday night, social service agencies are focusing on emergency shelter for people in need.

Manna Café Ministries and New Providence United Methodist Church have partnered to open an emergency warming center at 1317 Fort Campbell Boulevard. The shelter will open at 4:00pm Saturday and remain open until Tuesday morning.

Manna Cafe, New Providence United Methodist Church warming shelter to open.

Manna Cafe, New Providence United Methodist Church warming shelter to open.

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Clarksville Warming Shelters prepare for Cold Weather

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – With colder weather forecast for the Clarksville area, social service agencies are focusing on emergency shelter solutions for homeless people in need.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency offers short-term daytime shelter, homeless services and counseling referrals at its Old Firehouse Day Shelter, 1498 Golf Club Lane, Clarksville.

Cold puts focus on homeless services. Room in the Inn, Salvation Army gear up to meet need.

Cold puts focus on homeless services. Room in the Inn, Salvation Army gear up to meet need.

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City of Clarksville, Buffalo Valley, Tennessee Housing Development Agency cut ribbon on Three New Affordable Homes

 

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U.S. military veterans to get first priority in rental applications

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Three newly built homes in Clarksville are complete and available for rent to low-income families, with first priority going to U.S. military veterans, especially those with disabilities.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helped cut the ribbon Monday morning on the three homes built by Buffalo Valley Inc., in the Providence Pointe subdivision.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Buffalo Valley Inc. CEO Jerry Risner, THDA Liaison Denise McBride and other dignitaries joined Monday to cut the ribbon on new affordable housing for veterans at Providence Pointe subdivision in Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Buffalo Valley Inc. CEO Jerry Risner, THDA Liaison Denise McBride and other dignitaries joined Monday to cut the ribbon on new affordable housing for veterans at Providence Pointe subdivision in Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville, United Way unveil “Real Change, Not Spare Change” program to reduce panhandling

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Area have introduced a program designed to reduce panhandling by encouraging citizens to give to agencies that attack the real problems of need and homelessness.

The “Real Change, Not Spare Change” program urges citizens to refrain from making direct donations to panhandlers. Instead, the campaign encourages residents to contribute to agencies that provide food for people in need and to agencies whose mission is to provide services to homeless individuals and families.

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City of Clarksville looks into Panhandling Solutions

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In recent weeks, the City of Clarksville officials have received complaints about an increased presence of panhandlers on public rights of way in the City. Citizens say panhandlers congregate around highway exits and at intersections and often leave trash and debris creating a negative image of the community.

In response, the City is working to build a coalition of law enforcement, governments, social service agencies and church groups to promote a broad campaign to mitigate panhandling and attack the real problems of need and homelessness.

City of Clarksville ‘Real Change, Not Spare Change’ program emerging to address the problem.

City of Clarksville ‘Real Change, Not Spare Change’ program emerging to address the problem.

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City of Clarksville, Urban Ministries, THDA dedicate center for homeless families

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Safe Place, a new transitional center to help homeless families, was dedicated Wednesday by Urban Ministries and the City of Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan; Beverly Dycus, Executive Director of Urban Ministries/Clarksville; Clarksville Director of Housing & Community Development Keith Lampkin; and Sherry Smith, senior housing coordinator for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency; joined with a crowd of about 60 citizens to dedicate the facility and celebrate the new community resource.

SafePlace, a new transitional center to help homeless families, was dedicated for use Wednesday by the City of Clarksville, Urban Ministries and THDA.

SafePlace, a new transitional center to help homeless families, was dedicated for use Wednesday by the City of Clarksville, Urban Ministries and THDA.

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City of Clarksville Council meeting expects No Quorum tonight

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Due to the inclement weather conditions, the City of Clarksville has received inquiries about the City Council Meeting scheduled for 7:00pm on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

Under the provisions of the City’s Charter and the City Code, all regularly scheduled Council meetings shall occur on the first Thursday of the month unless a specific ordinance is passed (which requires two separate readings) changing the meeting date or time; therefore, tonight’s meeting cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.

Road conditions expected to worsen tonight as the temperature drops in Clarksville Montgomery County.

Road conditions expected to worsen tonight as the temperature drops in Clarksville Montgomery County.

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City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development to hold Homeless Solutions Forum Tuesday, May 20th

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will join the City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development to host a Homeless Solutions Forum on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 from 9:00am–3:00pm.

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City makes Restore Hope applications available

 

Hundreds of volunteers will restore hope for local residents by providing free home repairs.

home-repairThe City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development announced today that applications for the 2009 Good Neighbor Volunteer Home Repair Program are now available  through March 31, 2009.

This year”s program is expected to provide assistance to approximately 40 homeowners. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Many low-income homeowners who have lived in their home for years desperately need home repairs but are unable to afford the expense.

Having decent housing- the comfort of a sound livable home equates to peace of mind and helps revitalize neighborhoods. Annually the City partners with local faith based organizations to help revitalize and repair homes for low-moderate income residents. The repairs are funded with grant money from the City”s Community Development Block Grant provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the labor is donated.

Volunteers work in crews to repair homes of seniors, disabled and low income households. The repairs include roof replacements; exterior power washing painting, ramps, porch repairs and yard clean up.
In the past two years the City’s Good Neighbor Volunteer Home Repair Program has assisted more than 25 families. This year the City is pleased to have two faith-based organizations generously donating expertise and time to help local residents.

Through a one-week program sponsored by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Clarksville Baptist Association more than 250 volunteers will help repair and revitalize homes in the City”s special emphasis neighborhoods.

World Changer Volunteers will be in Clarksville from June 27-July 4, 2009.
On September 26, 2009, Grace Community Church, a local congregation will organize over 1000 volunteers to assist homeowners with limited resources by providing fresh coats of paint, roof repairs and critical home improvements. The group will also provide assistance to local non profits and some renters.
These are great programs that improve the quality of life in our community by repairing and redeveloping housing units. In exchange for building materials and coordination from the Office of Housing and Community Development, these faith groups contribute the necessary labor and invaluable skills. «Read the rest of this article»

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Public input sought on housing and development “action plan”

 

clarksvilletn1The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development and the Housing and Community Development Citizens’ Advisory Committee invite interested parties to attend a public hearing on Thursday, January 29, at 6:00 pm. in the large meeting room, located at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane.

The purpose of this meeting is to solicit comments in regard to the development of the Annual Action Plan for the current Five-Year Consolidated Plan which focuses primarily on housing choice and opportunities for low -moderate income citizens in the City of Clarksville. The overriding goals of the plan include: creation of a suitable living environment; provision of safe decent housing and the expansion of economic opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»

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