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KHRA Celebrates 75th
In the early days of Kingsport, substandard housing was a common sight. Many residents had no electricity, running water, or sanitary plumbing.
In early 1939, a group of prominent Kingsport citizens, headed by J. Fred Johnson, met with officials of the U.S. Housing Authority wanted to find out if the city could get a loan for low-rent housing, thus creating the Kingsport Housing Authority.
In addition to providing safe, decent and affordable housing, the Housing Authority has served as the redevelopment arm for the City of Kingsport.
2014 marked the 75th anniversary of the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority, and today KHRA continues its mission to provide safe, decent and affordable housing.
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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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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.
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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As part of our mission we work to address self-sufficiency and quality of life issues that concern our residents.
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Senator Bob Corker recently handed out food at Dogwood Terrace as part of Second Harvest Food ...
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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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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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The final Midtown Kingsport Transformation Plan for the 2012 Choice Neighborhood Initiative was presented to HUD on October 11, 2014 by KHRA.
KHRA and Kingsport officials traveled to Salisbury, N.C., in October 2014 to meet with city and housing authority officials there.
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.
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