Boost in Tennessee state tax credits could help with affordable housing

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton/ St. Albans Episcopal Church in Hixson is seen on July 15. The church proposed an affordable housing project on its property that was not selected for state tax credits.

The Chattanooga area is more likely to receive affordable housing tax credits next year if a federal bill to expand the program's funding — being backed by Tennessee's congressional delegates — is passed, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Director Ralph Perrey said this week.