National Community Development Week

The City of Knoxville is participating in a National Celebration of Community Development. This year’s theme is “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” and focuses on making sure the community is aware of the resources that are available to it. One of the most important aspects of community development is affordable housing. Locally, Knox Housing Partnership works to provide affordable housing and help those facing foreclosure. For more about KHP, check out this article by Jackie Mayo in the Knoxville News Sentinel: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/30/jackie-mayo-its-vital-for-us-to-increase-supply/. As a part of this week’s celebration, some of the homes in Lonsdale we have been working on with Knox Housing Partnership were opened on Wednesday to the public for tours. We hope you remember to celebrate your community this week and perhaps find a new organization to get involved with in your own community!