Our Story

Clinch-Powell has been actively serving our communities since 1989. While we continue in our efforts to conserve local resources and protect the environment around us, we also recognize that the needs of our communities are as diverse and evolving as the ecosystems we strive to preserve. This has led us to move into community housing development and community development finance.

As a community housing development organization (CHDO), we work with families to find solutions to their housing needs. As a sustainable community development organization, we help communities grow, provide small businesses with affordable capital needs, and support other non-profits and ecotourism endeavors throughout the region. As a conservation organization, we work with farmers to increase their profits while protecting the environment.


At Clinch-Powell we believe we all deserve to live in a healthy and vital community where everyone is empowered, youth are celebrated, education is a priority, the environment is clean and housing is affordable.

It is our mission to build strong, sustainable communities by investing in people, housing, and conservation of natural resources.

We accomplish this through collaborative partnerships, direct investments, financial education & counseling, and by providing housing solutions, primarily in Tennessee.

Legal Status

Clinch-Powell RC&D Council is not-for-profit, 501c3 organization chartered in the State of Tennessee. Additionally, we hold the following legal and regulatory designations:

  • Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)
  • HUD-Approved Counseling Agency


Planning provides a strong, strategic direction for the organization by outlining vision and mission and articulating goals, objectives and strategies. We undertake a strategic planning process every five years that provides a roadmap for Council direction and suggests activities for the next five years. Planning can be found under Administrative Documents.

Non-discrimination Statement

Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All programs of the RC&D are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status, because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

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