Support Us Button Widget

City of Chattanooga launches Home Assistance Repair Program

The City of Chattanooga has launched its Home Assistance Repair Program for residents in need.

NOOGAtoday | bridge

The City of Chattanooga is enhancing its ability to help residents make critical home repairs through HARP.

Table of Contents

The City of Chattanooga recently launched its Home Assistance Repair Program (HARP), an initiative to help residents in need make critical home repairs.

HARP will allocate $500,000 in federal funds to provide home repair assistance to ~90 low-to-moderate income families over the course of two years.

Quick facts

  • The city managed a similar program for more than 14 years before stopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic — during this time, over 750 residents received assistance.
  • The program has been renamed HARP + received a $425,000 increase in funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.
  • HARP is part of Mayor Tim Kelly’s ONE Chattanooga Relief and Recovery Plan + will be administered by the city’s Neighborhood Services Division.
  • HARP will complete moderate home projects such as interior and exterior painting + porch, step, siding, and deck repairs.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Reside within Chattanooga city limits
  • Be the primary homeowner with a low-to-moderate income (find qualifications here)
  • Be able to provide proof of income, ownership, paid taxes + insurance

How to apply

HARP applications in English + Spanish are now open for those who are eligible. The city will accept applications on a first come, first serve basis through Wednesday, June 14.

Additionally, the city’s Neighborhood Services Division will host three HARP application pick-up events to help interested residents apply for the program.

  • Wednesday, May 24 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | South Chattanooga Community Center, 1151 W. 40th St.
  • Monday, May 29 | 12-3 p.m. | Chris L. Ramsey Sr. Community Center, 1010 N. Moore Rd.
  • Thursday, June 1 | 2-5 p.m. | Avondale Community Center, 1305 Dodson Ave.

“Every Chattanoogan should have a safe and stable place to call home, and this is one more tool in our toolkit to help make that possible.” — Mayor Tim Kelly