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A Long Road Ahead In The Affordable Housing Crisis

A duplex project under construction in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise
A duplex project under construction in Chattanooga.

Here in Chattanooga and Hamilton County, the affordable housing crisis hits homeowners, homebuyers and renters all at once.

How we arrived here began before the pandemic and soaring inflation - and any solutions that will help, whether in the pipeline or proposals for consideration, will take time to make an impact.

Martina Guilfoil is president and CEO of Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, the housing nonprofit founded nearly four decades ago.