published Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Chattanooga City Council to take on affordable public housing

by Cliff Hightower

The Chattanooga City Council will look more closely at affordable housing in 30 days.

The Rev. Leroy Griffith, a member of the Westside Community Association, spoke today to the council during a Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting about a proposed zoning law.

The zoning law would require any housing within the urban area of Chattanooga be built with a certain percentage of affordable units for moderate- and low-income residents.

Councilman Andraé McGary made a motion to place the item on the agenda in two weeks and Councilman Russell Gilbert seconded.

McGary later amended the motion to 30 days so the City issues.

For more information, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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