Chattanooga, Tennessee Print
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Action Plan Download
Chattanooga developed its action plan with the ultimate goal of creating a community where all Chattanoogans can thrive and prosper. The plan focuses on increasing accessible housing choices for all Chattanoogans, improving local infrastructure, closing gaps in public health and providing responsive and effective local government.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingExpand the inventory of affordable housing throughout the city by diversifying the range of capital options available to develop affordable housing, supporting tenants and housing providers with housing security and eviction prevention resources and preserving land for affordable housing in transitioning neighborhoods.
TransportationModernize the community's transit system and build a multimodal street network, placing particular emphasis on locations in neighborhoods where residents 55 years and older live and seeking input from older adults regarding their walkability needs.
Health and Community ServicesAddress racial and socioeconomic disparities in public health outcomes by establishing telemedicine locations for older adults in community centers and libraries, bringing nurse practitioners and social workers into community centers to serve older adult and working to destigmatize metal and emotional healthcare neeeds for older residents.