Housing Affairs Letter

Tennessee

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(MANUFACTURED HOMES) Factory Homes In TVA Energy Pact

Struggling manufactured home builders and suppliers have a novel approach to help revive the recession-hit industry: a pact between the Tennessee Valley Authority, the industry’s Systems Building Research Alliance, and Tennessee-based manufacturer Clayton Homes to

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(STORM ASSISTANCE) Foreclosed Homes Shelter Storm Victims

HUD has identified 1,000 foreclosed homes in Alabama that can be used to house victims of the tornadoes that cut a swath across the state April 27. HUD officials say some storm victims may be housed in rental homes

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(SECTION 8) Thousands Seek Sec. 8 Help

Joining communities around the country facing a growing number of families seeking Sec. 8 housing vouchers as the economy falters, Chattanooga Housing Authority officials distribute more than 3,000

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(HOMELESS) Homeless Dumping Halted In TN

A practice among counties surrounding Knoxville, TN that sends their homeless persons to the city and Knox County has been stopped in its tracks by Knox County Sheriff Jimmy Jones. The

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(HOMELESS) Homeless Challenge Housing Vote

A decision to reject a housing plan for the chronically homeless in Knox County, TN is challenged in a formal complaint to HUD. Knox County commissioners last November voted down a proposed site

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(PUBLIC HOUSING) Memphis Gets Sixth HOPE VI Grant

Memphis, TN officials map plans to apply the city's latest HOPE VI grant award, a $22 million allocation to apply to a 10-year $1 billion plan to use public money to leverage private investments in South

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(FLOOD SUBSIDIES) Flexible Spending For Flood Subsidies

Tennessee state officials are allowed to juggle the state's annual HUD funding to quickly deal with flooding in four counties. The move follows President Barack Obama's disaster declaration for the

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(ASSISTED HOUSING) Sec. 8 Scam On Craigslist

Police in Nashville, TN, warn residents to avoid ads posted on the Internet advertising program Craigslist promising Sec. 8 housing vouchers. Victims pay upfront for what amounts to phony vouchers

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Court OKs Lying For Housing Aid

Public housing tenants who falsify income statements to receive lower rent are not breaking any law in the state and can't be charged or arrested for a felony. The only recourse a public housing

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State Sets Up Refinancing Program

Some homeowners facing mortgage default can tap into a new program developed by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. The agency, working with select lenders, offers 30-year

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