Notice of ESG COVID-19 (ESG-CV) Funding Amendment

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has released an amendment to the 2019-2020 State of Tennessee Annual Action Plan detailing new COVID-19 CARES Act funding for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The ESG program has received an allocation of $11,148,024 to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 related impacts for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Public comment requirements have been waived for the ESG-CV funding, so this notice serves as an announcement of the award and how ESG will utilize the allocation. See the link above for the full amendment details.

For additional information and to review the ESG-CV Amendment, please visit Additional COVID-19 related amendments may be forthcoming. Check the website listed for ongoing updates.


Notificación de la enmienda de financiación de la programa ESG (ESG‑CV) debido a la COVID‑19

La Agencia de Desarrollo de Viviendas de Tennessee (THDA) ha publicado una enmienda al Plan de acción anual del estado de Tennessee 2019-2020 que detalla los nuevos fondos de la Ley CARES por la COVID‑19 destinados al programa de Subvención de soluciones de emergencia (ESG). Para el programa ESG se asignaron $11,148,024 a fin de prepararse y responder a los impactos relacionados con la COVID‑19 para ayudar las personas sin hogar o en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar.

Para la financiación del programa ESG-CV se han eliminado todos los requisitos de comentarios públicos, por lo que este aviso sirve como anuncio de la adjudicación y como explicación de cómo el programa ESG utilizará la asignación.

Para obtener más información y revisar la enmienda ESG-CV, visite Es posible que pronto haya más enmiendas relacionadas con la COVID‑19. Visite el sitio web indicado anteriormente para conocer las actualizaciones en curso.




The ETDD Housing Planner works with local, regional and state partners to address the housing needs of East Tennessee. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) contracts with ETDD to provide technical assistance to local communities across sixteen counties. ETDD primarily assists with housing-related inquiries and regularly submits grant applications for state and federal housing programs. Through our regional partnerships, we are able to disseminate information about housing programs, funding sources and Fair Housing laws to residents across East Tennessee.

For more information about our Housing Programs, please contact Jonathan Moseley at

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)

As the State’s housing finance agency, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is a self-sufficient, independently funded, publicly accountable entity of the State of Tennessee. THDA’s mission is to ensure that every Tennessean has access to safe, sound, affordable housing opportunities. More information about THDA programs can be found online at

THDA Homeownership

THDA’s Great Choice Loan Program offers 30-year, fixed rate mortgages and down payment assistance to eligible first-time, repeat and military homebuyers. Borrowers must meet certain requirements and conditions, including credit history, income limits and cost of home. is Tennessee’s free housing locator. It is free for landlords to list housing, and free for tenants to search for housing. Affordable (income based and properties) and market rate properties, including those that accept Housing Choice Vouchers, may be found on the site. The service is ADA Title II 508 compliant; works with assistive technology; uses Google to translate content into almost 100 languages. For those needing additional listing or search assistance, a toll-free, bilingual call center is available.

Additional Homeownership Links:

Down Payment Assistance:

Homeownership for the Brave:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Single Family Help Desk at 615-815-2100 or

THDA Community Programs

The Community Programs Division administers a variety of housing programs supported through federal, state and THDA funding. The Division awards grants to local governments and non-profit agencies to meet the housing needs of low income Tennesseans.

For more information, please contact Coralee Holloway, Director of Community Programs at 615-815-2030.

THDA Rental Programs

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or “Voucher” program is a federal rental assistance program funded through HUD where very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled receive assistance to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. As a state housing agency, THDA administers the Housing Choice Voucher program in 72 Tennessee counties, between 4 regional offices.

For more information, please contact Jaboria Scott, Director of Rental Assistance at 615-815-2164.

THDA Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is a credit against federal income tax liability each year for 10 years for owners and investors in low-income rental housing. The amount of tax credits is based on reasonable costs of development, as determined by THDA, and the number of qualified low-income units.

THDA Research and Planning

For statewide and county-based information about housing and housing affordability, the THDA Research and Planning Division has multiple resources to gain insight into the state’s housing market.


Additional Housing Links:

 Tennessee Fair Housing Council:

Tennessee Housing Conference:

Housing Assistance Council: