The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency cut the ribbon on its newly renovated facility on Rolling Hills Drive Friday and introduced the latest in its network of 16 human service programs — a new shuttle service that begins work on Monday.
In welcoming remarks to a large crowd of guests from across the eight-county region served by FTHRA, Executive Director Jason Cody said the agency purchased the 50,000-square-foot industrial building and its five-acre site out of bankruptcy late last year at “a fire sale price” of $200,000.
FTHRA moved into the building in early January and, acting as its own contractor, has since completed about $1 million in renovations. With the building’s purchase, Cody said, for the first time in its 38-year history the agency has been able to save the cost of rent and has ample room to expand its programs.
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