1984 - Jim Rouse, Founder of the Enterprise Foundation visits Chattanooga and encourages the city to make housing a priority
1986 - Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is incorporated with the mission of making all Chattanooga housing decent, fit and affordable
1992 - National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials merit award for project design for the Lincoln Park and Oak Hill Neighborhood Revitalization projects.
1994 – Published the FasTrack to Homeownership homebuyer education curriculum, which became a national standard in homeownership education.
1994 – Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence for Small Scale Residential Development for Orchard Village.
1994 – Mortgage Bankers Association of America National Affordable Housing Award for Homeownership Housing Production.
1994 – Chartered as the first affiliate member of the NeighborWorks America network of neighborhood revitalization organizations.
1993-1995 – Led the nation in providing affordable housing for low-to medium-income families, investing over $29 million in home purchases and assisting over 600 new homeowners.
1995 – Approved as the first nonprofit FHA Direct Endorsement Lender in the nation by the Federal Housing Administration.
1995 – HUD recognizes CNE’s work in homeownership promotion and preservation and its “extraordinary partnership” with the City of Chattanooga.
1997 – The NeighborWorks America Campaign for Homeownership ranks CNE No. 1 nationally among 117 participating organizations.
1997 – Chattanooga wins the John J. Gunther Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for affordable housing.
1998 – Launched the CNE Homeownership Center in partnership with the NeighborWorks America National Campaign for Homeownership.
1998 – Organized the Chattanooga Community Development Financial Institution chartered by the U.S. Treasury Department.
2000 – Initiated the revitalization of Cowart Place, a mixed income affordable housing project featuring 35 units of housing.
2001-2004 – Supporters contributed over 1.3 Million to establish the CNE Gift Loan Fund
2008 – Reached 25,000 in sales of FasTrack to Homeownership homebuyer education manuals.
2009 – Reached $10 million in loans made to small businesses by CNE’s Chattanooga Community Development Financial Institution.
2009 – Launched the Chattanooga Foreclosure Prevention Hotline.
2009 – Provided foreclosure intervention counseling to 216 Chattanooga families who were at risk of foreclosure.
2010 – Received the Excellence Award for Outstanding Example of Urban Infill Housing for the Jefferson Heights Revitalization – presented by the Chattanooga Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency.
2010 – Launched $1.3 million Innovate Here loan fund supporting businesses relocating to Main Street in the Southside
2012 – Received "Tennessee's Best" Award for Excellence in Partnership from THDA for our revitalization of N. Holly Street in Bushtown
2013 – Re-launched the Housing Info line website and released updated Rentwise! handbook about tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities in Chattanooga
2013 – Completed the re:NOVATE campaign to invest $1 million in Chattanooga's neighborhoods through renovation loans to low income residents