Spring time is for blooming and growing; for change. For many people, Spring time means the best time to search for a new, or first time home. We have come up with a few tips that will hopefully help your home buying experience run a bit smoother.
National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. It is about making people aware of the dangers of cyber crimes, identity
This Saturday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to Highland Park for a very special Valentine’s Day Mini-Market!
This market is the perfect opportunity to support local, community businesses while shopping for your valentine! The goal is to stimulate interest in community businesses while strengthening neighbor to neighbor relationships. Come check out this event for some FREE hot chocolate and the opportunity to purchase local artisan goods. Show some local love!
We are thankful for RENEWfor sharing their space with us, and our partners Empower Chattanooga and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association. Find out more about our great vendors below!
With a little help from CNE, a new brewery dedicated to creating a space where people can talk to each other and share their stories is opening on ML King Blvd.
Odd Story Brewing Company, who received a small business loan to help buy equipment for the new brews, will have their grand opening December 31st.
In 2008, Griselda Mae experienced the loss of her husband. Going from two incomes to one really put a financial strain on her, and by 2013 she was at a point wondering not only how she would make ends meet; but how would she be able to keep her home because her husband's income is what supported the mortgage. After speaking with a friend about her situation her friend told her about CNE. Griselda decided to reach out to CNE and see if she would qualify for assistance.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) is featured in the new book, NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network. The book highlights innovative solutions to affordable housing and community development challenges from the NeighborWorks America network of local nonprofits. The book is out now on Amazon.com.
Whether or not you are behind on your mortgage, these tips will help you to avoid foreclosure.
The work we do every day is done by dedicated employees with big hearts. Each month, we invite you to meet the people behind CNE.
This month, our employee spotlight is on our newest employee Bonita Broadnax, a Chattanooga native. She grew up here in Chattanooga for 18 years, moved to Wisconsin and moved back to our lovely city six years ago.
Project Porchlight is a pledge made by residents of Highland Park and Ridgedale to keep their porch light on through the night due to lack of street lights.
The program encourages and enables residents of Highland Park and Ridgedale to leave their porch lights on all night to increase perceptions of safety through lighting and developing neighborhood relationships, advocate for energy-efficient practices, and create more socially engaged, inclusive neighborhoods
What could be better than donuts + coffee + music in a garden?
During a recent Wednesday morning we met at Taking Root Community Garden, located at the corner of Main St. and Watkins St, for a special performance by OneBeat, an organization dedicated to cultivating a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) received a $10,000 grant from NeighborWorks America in recognition of its work in in the 18-month NeighborWorks Excellence in Governance program, which is designed to build a stronger and more effective board of directors with an emphasis on improving community-level outcomes. In short, the program is designed to move organizations and their boards from “good" to "great.”
How can we bring people together?
This was the question that we were trying to answer a couple months ago with Emerson and Khristy from the Highland Park Neighborhood Association.
The answer we all agreed on? FOOD! Great food. Food that is accessible. Not just because (but partially because) we all love to eat, but because of the opportunities that food gives us. Our community needs the ability to share a meal with other people and this gives a better, and tasty, understanding of another culture.
On Tuesday, September 6th we broke ground on the Mai Bell, a 49-unit, three-story apartment building on Bailey Avenue in Highland Park, with a corner commercial space on the ground floor. This development will bring $4.7 million of investment into the neighborhood while creating much needed affordable and workforce housing. Rents on 11 of the 49 units will start as low as $481 per month for a one bedroom, $652 for a two bedroom and $868 for a three bedroom.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is the first organization in Hamilton County to participate in the HHF Blight Elimination Program (BEP). Tennessee’s HHF Blight Elimination Program is administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and funded by the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF).
“As houses deteriorate, they create an unsafe environment for residents and add blight to neighborhoods,” says Martina Guilfoil, president and CEO of CNE. “We see the BEP funds as an opportunity to create new affordable housing in Chattanooga.”