Affordable Housing Resources

Blount County Affordable Housing Resources 

Foothills Community Development Corporation – Foothills Community Development Corporation (FCDC) was created in 2002 to supplement Blount County Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home building program. As a community development corporation, FCDC has broader authority to not only accommodate families that earned above those that Habitat could serve, but also more freedom to renovate and construct homes for the low income population. Actual construction of the first home was completed in 2005, and since then dozens of new homes have been built throughout the county. Foothills CDC is headquartered in Maryville, Tennessee, situated just south of Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Foothills Community Development Corporation is a IRS-designated 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in the State of Tennessee to expand affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income residents of Blount County, Tennessee. FCDC is recognized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency as a Community Housing Development Organization and as an Equal Housing Lender that promotes Fair Housing.

Blount County Habitat for Humanity – Blount County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Blount County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

In September of 1992, Blount County Habitat for Humanity (BCHFH) was recognized and accepted as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Currently, BCHFH is building at a rate of ten homes per year — helping to place the state of Tennessee fourth in the nation for Habitat for Humanity new home builds. For more than 20 years BCHFH has led the community in addressing affordable housing. 

Blount County Planning Department – Responsible for land use and transportation plan for Blount County. Building Permits are issued by the Blount County Planning Department.

Blount County Family Promise – Provides temporary housing to the homeless. Family Promise is one of
over 150 affiliates of the National Family Promise organization which has been serving homeless families for 20 years. Family Promise’s goal is to help homeless families find lasting employment and housing through a network of congregations and local resources within Blount County that provide overnight accommodations and meals to families on a week-to-week basis. Blount County Family Promise currently works with 13 host churches and 12 support churches.

Community Action Agency – Community Action Agencies (CAAs) promote self-sufficiency and support individuals and families striving to become economically secure while investing in the future of their local communities. This national network of 1060 agencies, funded in part by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), serves approximately 7 million families, totaling 16 million low-income persons each year. More than two-thirds have incomes at or below the federal poverty guideline.

Blount County Housing Repair Collaborative – The mission of the Housing Repair Collaborative is to build better communities in Blount County by developing safe, quality, affordable housing repair for those in low-income households through coordinating of the work of local and out-of-town volunteer crews from churches, civic clubs, businesses, non-profits and assisting volunteer crews in identifying resources to fund projects.

ETDD – The role of the East Tennessee Development District will become increasingly important as we face the future. Shrinking federal, state and local resources will require communities to band together to face and solve common problems associated with community and economic growth. Working together, the sixteen counties and fifty-six municipalities of the East Tennessee Development District will be able to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Maryville Housing Authority – The mission of the Maryville Housing Authority is to provide a quality living environment for the qualified families of this community that is affordable and safe, while promoting opportunities for economic development and family self-sufficiency, without discrimination.

Additional Links/Resources
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – 865-545-4370 
Fair Housing
Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Subsidized Housing:
Maryville Housing Authority – 983-4958
Atchley Apartments – 982-0572
Grant Property Apartments – 982-2474

Disability Housing:
Child & Family TN/Women – 524-1312
Horizon House2 (Peninsula) – 681-1443
Volunteers of America – Knox – 546-4813
Homeless Veterans – 546-4813

Home Ownership:
Blount County Habitat for Humanity – 982-8717
Foothills Community Development – 982-8692
Housing and Urban Development – 545-4370

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