Red Bud Village will be a 20-unit housing development

Cookeville – The Cookeville City Council committed to provide a one-time financial contribution to Highlands Residential Services (HRS) for the construction of Redbud Village Thursday evening. Redbud Village will be a 20-unit housing development “dedicated to serving homeless populations.”

HRS applied for the funding from the Tennessee Housing Development agency. HRS has already received as separate $2.5 million grant and have applied for a second grant. The Redbud facility planned location is adjacent to an already existing development on Buffalo Valley Road.

“Late last year HRS came to the city manager’s office and inquired about the city providing financial assistance for the construction of Redbud Village,” said Cookeville City Manager James Mills. “We looked at several different options.”

According to Mills, an approved use for the federal American Rescue Act (ARPA) money is housing for the homeless.

“We discussed, at that time, a contribution using our ARPA monies of $250,000,” said Mills.

The resolution formalizes that contribution. A motion to approve was made by Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge and seconded by councilman Ali Bagci. The resolution passed unanimously.

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