🌱 $100M For Affordable Housing + Short-Term Rental Permit Pause

Happy Friday, Chattanooga! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 65 Low: 39.


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Here are the top three stories today in Chattanooga:

  1. On Thursday, Mayor Tim Kelly promised to deliver a $100 million investment in Chattanooga affordable housing over the next five years. The money will be a mix of public funds and donations from business and philanthropic partners. (The Chattanoogans)
  2. This weekend, the Rock the Riverfront Festival will wrap up with a showcase for Cherokee artisans. Arts on display will include basketry, photography, and clothing. (Chattanooga Pulse)
  3. Earlier this week, Chattanooga City Council announced a pause on all permitting for short-term rental units not currently occupied by the landlord. The move comes amid rising concerns about affordability. (Yahoo!)

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Today in Chattanooga:

  • Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show At Clearstory Arts (4:00 PM)
  • Concert: Badflower With Dead Poet Society & Goodbye June At The Signal (8:00 PM)
  • Lantern Cave Tours At Ruby Falls (8:45 PM)

From my notebook:

  • History comes to life at the Dino and Dragon Stroll! From Apr. 2 to 3, meet some mighty lizard puppets at the Chattanooga Convention Center. (WTVC)
  • Zarzour’s Cafe will honor longtime manager Shannon Fuller with a mural on the wall of the 104-year-old eatery. In addition to her work at the cafe, Fuller was described as a devoted community activist. (Yahoo)
  • A new childhood literacy program is looking to combine reading with character-building. The pilot course, now operating at the Northside Learning Center, could become a national model. (My Fox Chattanooga)

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That’s it for today. See you all tomorrow for another update!

kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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