Chattanooga City Council to take on affordable public housing

Chattanooga City Council to take on affordable public housing

September 11th, 2012 by Cliff Hightower in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga City Council

Photo by Jenna Walker/Times Free Press.

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 AndraƩ 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.