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Clarksville Office of Housing schedules annual Count of Homeless

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Office of Housing & Community Development has announced that the annual “point-in-time count” of people experiencing homelessness will be conducted locally from 8:00pm January 23rd, 2020 to 7:59pm January 24th.

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Clarksville City Hall

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Manufactured Housing Fires Among Deadliest in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Manufactured houses are the scenes of relatively few fires every year in Tennessee, but those fires are among the deadliest, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths and prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind consumers that fire safety should be a priority in all homes, especially during the high-risk winter months.

Manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

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City of Clarksville announces Angela Jones earns housing, redevelopment certification

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Reverend Angela R. Jones, a member of the Clarksville Housing Authority Board of Directors since 2013, has earned Commissioners Certification from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

Reverend Angela R. Jones

Reverend Angela R. Jones

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety in Manufactured Homes

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging residents of manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – to practice fire safety. More than 250,000 of these homes exist in Tennessee.

“Fires move more quickly in smaller spaces, leaving occupants with less time to escape. This is why it is crucial to have working smoke alarms installed in all homes,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “Develop and practice a home fire escape with your loved ones so that everyone knows what to do when the alarm sounds.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee celebrates 35 years

 

Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford to speak at Governor’s Reception

Habitat for HumanityNashville, TN – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the State of Tennessee with a reception at the Governor’s Residence Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm where Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will be presenting special recognition to significant supporters whose partnership has contributed so greatly in helping the Habitat for Humanity reach this milestone.

Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for Humanity homes built nationwide.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

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HUD and VA announce more Vouchers to Help Homeless Veterans get into Permanent Homes

 

HUD-VASH vouchers to build on 17 percent decline in veteran homelessness since 2009

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Washington, D.C. – The U.S.  Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding to local public housing agencies across the United States and Puerto Rico.

The $7.8 million will provide housing and clinical services for 1,120 currently homeless veterans.  In May of this year, the two agencies announced $60 million in HUD-VASH vouchers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges safety in Manufactured Homes

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging residents of manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – to practice fire safety.

More than 250,000 of these homes exist in Tennessee.

“Fires move more quickly in smaller spaces, leaving occupants with less time to escape. This is why it is crucial to have working smoke alarms installed in all homes,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “Develop and practice a home fire escape with your loved ones so that everyone knows what to do when the alarm sounds.” «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville and Community Partners join together for “Operation Serve”

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Grace Community Church is partnering with the City of Clarksville’s Office of Housing and Community Development for the seventh consecutive year on a project the church calls “Operation Serve.”

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 29th and focuses on minor and major housing rehabilitation projects for ten houses within the city. Repairs will include roof replacements, structural repairs, wheelchair ramps, HVAC replacement, painting, and yard cleanup. «Read the rest of this article»

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Housing Program for Teachers, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMTs

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Washington, D.C. – Law enforcement officers, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and firefighters/emergency medical technicians can contribute to community revitalization while becoming homeowners through HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a substantial incentive in the form of a discount of 50% from the list price of the home. In return you must commit to live in the property for 36 months as your sole residence. «Read the rest of this article»

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HUD offers $79 million in grants for housing counseling

 

Funding to help hundreds of thousands avoid foreclosure or make informed home purchases

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that $79 million is available for a broad range of housing counseling programs to help families find and preserve housing. The available funding is an increase of $21 million, or 27 percent, over last year.

These grants will be awarded competitively to hundreds of HUD-approved counseling agencies and State Housing Finance Agencies across the nation that offer a variety of services including how to avoid foreclosure, how to avoid mortgage scams, how to purchase or rent a home, how to improve credit scores, and how to qualify for a reverse mortgage.

“The counseling programs this funding will support are crucial in helping thousands of families avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Every day, our HUD-approved counseling organizations help families to make more informed choices about buying or renting.” «Read the rest of this article»

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