Memphis & Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency
On April 29, 1998, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted the Community Redevelopment Act of 1998. This enabling legislation gave Memphis and Shelby County the exclusive authority to establish a Community Redevelopment Agency with all of the powers necessary to plan, finance and implement major redevelopment projects. The Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners by in 2000.
The CRA was established for the purpose of improving the quality of life through the prevention and elimination of slum and blight and providing affordable housing for low to moderate-income families within Memphis and Shelby County. The CRA is the only joint City and County entity authorized to finance and implement major redevelopment activities. The Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development serve as the Staff to the CRA Board of Directors, which is composed of seven members, appointed by the City and County Mayors.More CRA Information
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