Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation celebrates the official presentation of a $40
million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
on Sept. 23. The grant will help transform the Western Heights housing site and surrounding
Beaumont neighborhood. Participating in the ceremony, from left: Knoxville Mayor Indya
Kincannon, HUD Choice Neighborhoods Director Luci Blackburn, KCDC Executive Director and CEO
Ben Bentley, state Rep. Sam McKenzie, KCDC Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Whetsel and Jose
Alvarez, HUD Region 4 administrator.