Chattanooga Housing Authority receives $900,000 grant

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Housing Authority received a big grant recently.

The National Housing Trust Fund for Rehabilitation awarded them 900 thousand dollars.

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The grant will go towards the rehabilitation of 44 units within the Housing Authorities’ Emerald Villages.

There are 1-hundred and 11 units within the village.

C-H-A will be using the money to rebuild housing reserved for people for certain low income residents.

The project will help support homeowners become more self sufficient.

“Rather than them deteriorating and we get rid of them. We will now be able to maintain them, rehab them, and the individuals who occupy them will have stability in their life,” says Naveed Minha, Vice President of Development.

Chattanooga Housing Authority was also awarded a 500 thousand dollar grant last week from the state.

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Joeli Poole joined the WDEF News 12 Team in April 2019 as a Reporter and Producer. You can find her reporting during the week and when not on camera; she's producing the 6 and 11 shows. Joeli grew up with a love for reporting, starting in middle school. She has been the anchor for her middle and high school TV stations, along with the Sports Anchor for her College TV Station. Joeli grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Tennessee when she 10 years old. She went to Cleveland Middle school and Walker Valley High School. She graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in Communications. Being from the area, Joeli loves being able to help tell the stories of her community. In her spare time, Joeli enjoys watching her LSU Tigers, hiking, and playing with her dog. Feel free to email any story ideas at jpoole@wdef.com.