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    More than 20 volunteers pitched in to help build raised beds for a community garden at Robert E. Lee Apartments June 17 as part of United Way’s Week of Caring.

    Supplies for the garden were purchased thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association. The Farm Bureau also chipped in $500 to help with the garden project. And the City of Kingsport donated rich compost to fill the raised beds.

    Volunteers participating in the June 17 event represented AEP, Rodefer Moss & Company, the Harvest of Hope Community Garden Master Gardeners, the United Way of Greater Kingsport, and the Lee Resident Association.

    The community garden project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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Housing Choice Vouchers News and Info

The Section 8 tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority for the jurisdiction of: City of Kingsport / County of Sullivan, Hawkins, Washington, Unicoi, Greene, Johnson.
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  • KHRA Admin Plan Revision 3/24/12 In accordance with PIH Notice 2011-28 regarding cost saving measures for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, ...

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Homeless Assistance

The purpose of the Homeless Assistance Programs is to reduce the incidence of homelessness by assisting homeless individuals and families in quickly transitioning to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. KHRA's Homeless Assistance Program includes five grants providing housing for 110 chronically homeless families and individuals in Northeast Tennessee.
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HOPWA Program

In 2006 KHRA was awarded a HOPWA grant through HUD's national competitive process. The grant provides housing assistance for up to 52 low-income individuals with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and their families in the eight Northeast counties of Tennessee. In 2009, KHRA's grant was renewed meaning that this grant will continue to serve people in Northeast Tennessee through 2014.

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Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary five (5) year program in which an Individual Training and Services Plan is developed with each participant to design a clear path of specific goals and objectives in order to achieve living wage employment and gain economic self-sufficiency.
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Community Supportive Services (CSS)

Community and Supportive Services is a component of the HOPE VI revitalization project, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Community and Supportive Services emphasize hope, opportunity and upward mobility for current residents by promoting education and employment, and community involvement. The program can help residents find solutions to overcome barriers, so they can move forward toward their success in economic independence.

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Resident Initiatives News and Info

KHRA's Resident Initiatives Program is a cooperative effort between KHRA staff and residents to promote self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.

As part of our mission we work to address self-sufficiency and quality of life issues that concern our residents.

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Kingsport Redevelopment


Redevelopment is the rejuvenation and revitalization of existing commercial, retail, office, and residential uses, with the goal of attaining the highest and best economic use of properties within designated Redevelopment Districts.

Housing Authorities throughout the state are given responsibilities and powers to carry out redevelopment on behalf of the cities in Tennessee. Because of the statutory powers, the City of Kingsport has asked KHRA to undertake these activities.

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Hope VI

The HOPE VI and FreshStart Foundation programs operate under the guidance and supervision of the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) to provide affordable housing and services to residents to move them to self-sufficiency with a potential goal of home ownership in the City of Kingsport.

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featuredimage Midtown Transformation Plan Submitted

The final Midtown Kingsport Transformation Plan for the 2012 Choice Neighborhood Initiative was presented to HUD on October 11, 2014 by KHRA.

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KHRA and Kingsport officials traveled to Salisbury, N.C., in October 2014 to meet with city and housing authority officials there.

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Dogwood Terrace Hosts State Officials

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee recently presented a $50,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee to help fight hunger through the Mobile Pantry program.

Landlord Briefing

1st Annual Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Briefing! Current and prospective landlords will learn about Program Updates, HQS Inspections and Fair Housing Updates.