Public Notices








Attention Licensed Contractors

Home Rehabilitation / Reconstruction

Project Opportunities


The First Tennessee Development District office administers housing rehabilitation projects through grant funded programs in eight Upper East Tennessee Counties which includes Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Johnson, Hawkins, Hancock, Greene and Carter. 

We have approximately 40 rehabilitation/reconstruction jobs each year with approximate costs estimated as:


Rehabilitation projects - $25,000 - $40,000 per home

Reconstruction projects- $75,000 - $88,000 per home

Emergency Repairs projects- $3,000 – $12,000 per home


Licensed contractors who are interested in bidding on these projects would need to complete an application, along with providing copies of their license and insurance to participate. 

Projects with lead-based paint will require compliance with HUD guidelines for evaluation and control of lead-based paint hazards and Tennessee’s Department of Environment & Conservation lead-based paint abatement requirements.  On these projects, qualified contractors will also need to provide a listing of “trained workers” and/or Certified Supervisors employed by your firm (and any other relevant information) enabling your firm to comply with these guidelines. 


If you are interested in working in any of the programs or have additional questions, please contact Bill Forrester, Director of Housing Programs at (423) 722-5099.  



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