Community & Economic Development
One Public Square, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 503-3092 (fax)
Keith D. Lampkin, Director
|The Mission of the City of Clarksville Community & Economic Development is to bring needs and resources together in a coordinated housing and community development strategy to create, maintain and expand decent housing, suitable living environment and economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons in the City.
With the City’s First Time Homebuyer's Program, homeownership is closer than you think! Down payment and closing cost assistance is available to qualified first time homebuyers.
Office of Community & Economic Development
First-time Home buyer Education Class Schedule for 2019.
Classes are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Lane #501, Clarksville, TN.
Homebuyer Education Making owning a home a Reality! To Register for class go to www.ycmihoc.com and make your payment. There is also an online class at http://www.ehomeamerica.org/ycmi for more information call 615-355-0005
"Our Fast Track class meets the requirements of Tennessee Housing Fund, USDA Rural, Welcome Home, and other affordable housing programs."
Participants must be pre-registered in order to attend. Or please call
Office of Community & Economic Development @ 931-648-6133
or with questions. FTHB Program Description
Housing and Homeless Coalition Meetings
Homeless Coalition Meetings 2018
All meetings will be held at: One Public Square, Suite 201
New Meetings will be scheduled in 2019
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The City of Clarksville Office of Community & Economic Development Programs are made possible through Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Funds
City of Clarksville Title VI Policy
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act should contact Debbie Smith, Title VI Coordinator, One Public Square, Clarksville, TN 37040, or at phone number 931-648-6113.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
•In need of plumbing repairs? •High energy bills?
•Unable to pay for home repairs?
The Office of Community & Economic Development has a housing rehabilitation program that enables eligible homeowners within the city limits of Clarksville to maintain the quality of their housing and create a positive effect in the surrounding neighborhood.
We assist homeowners by lowering energy bills, correcting health and safety hazards as well as code violations, and making other repairs.
If you are elderly or disabled, we can also assist you by installing accessibility ramps, grab bars and other barrier-free improvements that will make it easier for you to get around.
All work required in your home is completed by an approved, licensed contractor. Staff from the Office of Housing and Community Development will monitor the work to ensure that it is done correctly and within program guidelines.
How Do I Qualify?
To qualify, you must be an owner-occupant of a home located within the city limits of Clarksville. Your property taxes and mortgage payments must be current and your household income must be within prescribed limits, based on your family size. Grants and low interest loans are available depending on your income and individual needs.
Eligible Improvements Include:
• Accessibility Improvements
• Electrical repairs
• Environmental correction
• Installing new steps
• Installing smoke detectors
• New gutters and downspouts
• Repairing or replacing leaking roofs
• Replacement of hot water heaters
• Replacing windows and doors
• Weather stripping
Housing Rehabilitation Application
Tennessee's Opportunity Zones
Opportunity Zones are a new community development tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This new tool is designed to drive long-term capital to low-income communities. The new law provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds, which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in designated low-income areas.
There are 176 census tracts in Tennessee that are qualified opportunity zones. These low-income tracts were nominated by Tennessee and certified by the Secretary of the Treasury. Tennessee’s 176 tract recommendations were determined based on a strategic and data-driven review of county mayor feedback in addition to consideration of state priorities and initiatives including:
- Business development and brownfield redevelopment opportunities
- Retail, commercial and tourism development opportunities
- Community and rural development initiatives
- Low-income housing development opportunities
- Proximity to entrepreneur centers, technology transfer offices, and colleges and universities