Community & Economic Development
One Public Square, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 503-3092 (fax)
Keith D. Lampkin, Director
|The Mission of the City of Clarksville Community & Economic Development is to bring needs and resources together in a coordinated housing and community development strategy to create, maintain and expand decent housing, suitable living environment and economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons in the City.
Housing and Homeless Coalition Meetings
The Housing and Homeless Coalition meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis in the 2nd floor conference room of the Office of Housing and Community Development, Suite 201, City Hall.
The upcoming meetings for 2017 will be posted soon.
With the City’s First Time Homebuyer's Program, homeownership is closer than you think! Down payment and closing cost assistance is available to qualified first time homebuyers.
Office of Community & Economic Development
First-time Homebuyer Education Class Schedule for 2016.
Classes are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
At the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN.
Participants must be pre-registered in order to attend. Please call Clarksville
Office of Community & Economic Development @ 931-648-6133 to preregister
or with questions.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT WORKSHOP
||When: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Office of Community and Economic Development, One Public Square, 2nd Floor Suite 201, Clarksville, TN 37040
CDBG grants are used for a wide range of housing and community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and improved community facilities and services, and must give "maximum feasible priority" to activities that will benefit low to moderate income persons or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight. Funds may also be used to meet other community development needs that present a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community. There is an annual application cycle for the Community Development Block Grant Program, with public service applications due in January for funding which becomes available in July. The program makes grants only to non-profit and public agencies, not to individuals. All projects must serve low to moderate income people.
Corporations, associations, agencies or religious organizations with non-profit status under the Internal Revenue Code (Section 501(c) (3), and government non-profits, i.e., public agencies, commissions or authorities, may apply for CDBG public service funds. All proposed activities must meet eligibility requirements as set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Because funds are limited, not all organizations that apply will be awarded grants.
CDBG applicants will be required to attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop at the Office of Community and Economic Development, One Public Square, 2nd Floor Suite 201,Clarksville, TN 37040 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The Clarksville Office of Community and Economic Development staff will provide training on the application process. Applications will be distributed at the workshop. No applications will be accepted from agencies that have not attended the technical assistance workshop.
The City expects to award approximately $100,000 in CDBG Public Service funds in 2017.
For more information on the City’s public services request for proposals and other city programs, go online to www.cityofclarksville.com.
Those requiring reasonable accommodations for any type of disability to participate in the workshop may contact the Office of Community and Economic Development at (931)648-6133.
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Tammy Kilgore, Program Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Martias Kendrick , Housing Project Coordinator email@example.com
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The City of Clarksville Office of Community & Economic Development Programs are made possible through Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Funds
City of Clarksville Title VI Policy
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act should contact Ron McClurg PhD, Title VI Coordinator, One Public Square, Clarksville, TN 37040, or at phone number 931-221-0741.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
•In need of plumbing repairs?
| •High energy bills?
•Unable to pay for home repairs?
The Office of Community & Economic Development has a housing rehabilitation program that enables eligible homeowners within the city limits of Clarksville to maintain the quality of their housing and create a positive effect in the surrounding neighborhood.
We assist homeowners by lowering energy bills, correcting health and safety hazards as well as code violations, and making other repairs.
If you are elderly or disabled, we can also assist you by installing accessibility ramps, grab bars and other barrier-free improvements that will make it easier for you to get around.
All work required in your home is completed by an approved, licensed contractor. Staff from the Office of Housing and Community Development will monitor the work to ensure that it is done correctly and within program guidelines.
How Do I Qualify?
To qualify, you must be an owner-occupant of a home located within the city limits of Clarksville. Your property taxes and mortgage payments must be current and your household income must be within prescribed limits, based on your family size. Grants and low interest loans are available depending on your income and individual needs.
Eligible Improvements Include:
• Accessibility Improvements
• Electrical repairs
• Environmental correction
• Installing new steps
• Installing smoke detectors
• New gutters and downspouts
• Repairing or replacing leaking roofs
• Replacement of hot water heaters
• Replacing windows and doors
• Weather stripping