Homebuyer Beware - Avoiding Loan Scams

Buying a new home can be very tricky on many fronts, especially when it is becoming easier and easier to fall for loan scams. Zero percent interest may look great on paper, but doing your research is always the best option to avoid being taken advantage of.

To help you spot the fakes, here are some of the most common scams people come across when applying for and accepting loans. 

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home's Air Clean

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home's Air Clean

Did you know that your home’s air could be considerably more polluted than the air outside? It’s true, and it can cause your family a fair amount of headache (literally) heading into the winter months.

October is Clean Air Month. Celebrate by taking a look at these simple ways you can keep your home’s air as clean as possible in the coming months.

CNE Announces New Home Improvement Loan Program

CNE Announces New Home Improvement Loan Program

CNE is offering a new loan program designed to assist more Chattanooga homeowners in repairing their homes. The program is a partnership between CNE and Citizens Tri County Bank. The loan program provides a new source of funding for homeowners who want to make home improvements. CNE has renovated over 3,200 homes in the Chattanooga area in the past 30 years.

5 Simple DIY Renovations That Can Raise Your Home's Value

5 Simple DIY Renovations That Can Raise Your Home's Value

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a huge renovation in order to add a bit of value to your home. In fact, if you are willing to have a go at DIY, sprucing up your home and adding value can be fairly easy on your wallet.

Here are five simple ways you can add some quick value to your home investment.

AmeriCorps Celebrates 23 Years

AmeriCorps Celebrates 23 Years

September 12, 2017 marked the 23-year anniversary of AmeriCorps’s founding.

In 1994, under President Bill Clinton, AmeriCorps was started as an initiative by the Corporation for National and Community Service to help meet the needs of communities across the country. Two already existing programs were combined in order to produce AmeriCorps: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

CIM Supporters

CIM Supporters

This summer, CNE has been conducting research through the Community Impact Measurement (CIM) project, funded by NeighborWorks America. We are gauging how successful we are in fulfilling our mission to create economically diverse neighborhoods filled with financially empowered citizens and housing for all. After we collect and analyze the data, we will be able to adjust our programs, implement needed projects, and assist in developing the kinds of neighborhoods every Chattanoogan deserves.

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month: Meet Divyesh

June is National Immigrant Heritage Month! Now is the time to reflect on the cultured, lively melting pot America has turned into thanks to the immigrants that have infused their culture into the United States. 

Here at CNE, we're celebrating National Immigrant Heritage Month by celebrating our wonderful employees! 

Meet the Mother's Day Mini-Market Vendors!

Mother's Day is just around the corner - are you ready? Join us in Ridgedale for a one-stop shop for everything you need for your mother! 

This Saturday, May 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to Ridgedale for a very special Mother's Day Mini-Market, located in Amani Chattanooga at 420 S. Willow Street.

This market is the perfect opportunity to support local, community businesses while shopping for your mom! The goal is to stimulate interest in community businesses while strengthening neighbor to neighbor relationships. 

We wouldn't be able to do this event without our great vendors. Learn more about each one below!