Tennessee Housing Development Agency to Announce Blight Elimination Program Partnership

July 8, 2016

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) will announce a partnership with the City of Oak Ridge to support implementation of THDA’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program (BEP).  The announcement will be made on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  The location of the event is Oak Ridge Municipal Building Courtroom located at 200 S. Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge.

The Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program (BEP) assists with the removal of blighted properties in targeted areas within the State of Tennessee. THDA works in partnership with approved program partners to strategically target residential single-family properties for demolition, site improvement, and acceptable reuse.

The BEP's purpose is to reduce foreclosures, promote neighborhood stabilization, and maintain property values through the demolition of vacant, abandoned, blighted residential structures, and subsequent greening/improvement of the remaining parcels within the targeted areas.

Monday’s event will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT and will last approximately 30 minutes. Additional information is listed below.


Ralph Perrey, Executive Director of THDA
Katie Moore, East Tennessee THDA
Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch
Members of the Oak Ridge City
Oak Ridge City Manager
 Mark Watson


Tennessee Housing Development Agency Blight Elimination Program Partnership Announcement


Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EDT


Oak Ridge Municipal Building Courtroom
200 S. Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830