According To The City, Some Knoxville Firefighters Qualify For Subsidized Housing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The minimum hourly wage for a new firefighter recruit is $12.33. New police recruits make around the same. 

That wage now qualifies these first-responders for subsidized housing in Knoxville.

“It’s been going on for decades,” said Kevin Faddis, the President of The Knoxville Firefighters Association.

In August 1978, more than 200 police and firefighters in Knoxville marched to City Hall to push for more pay. In 2021, they aren’t marching with signs; however, the issue is still prevalent.

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