NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR THE 2020-2024 STATE OF TENNESSEE CONSOLIDATED PLAN

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) invites you to provide input as they develop the 2020-2024 State of Tennessee Consolidated Plan. This meeting will hear comments on the development of a draft Plan, while additional meetings will be held across the state after a draft has been released.

Tuesday February 4, 2020
3:30-5:30pm

William A. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
Conference Room A (Third Floor)
312 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37243

The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan combines the planning, application, and reporting processes for five U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME); Housing Trust Fund (HTF); Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA).

These funds are utilized to support a variety of housing and community development programs and projects throughout Tennessee, primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households. As a recipient of these funds, the State is required to prepare and submit a Consolidated Plan to HUD every five years. This new Plan will be submitted to HUD in May 2020.

The plan will be available for review in March during the formal public comment period.

For questions and accommodations, contact Megan Webb at research@thda.org. Visit https://thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment for additional language assistance.

 

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA
RESPECTO AL PLAN CONSOLIDADO PARA PROGRAMAS DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO Y DE LA VIVIENDA DEL ESTADO DE TENNESSEE PARA 2020-2024

Martes, 4 de febrero de 2020
3:30-5:30 pm hora de la zona central

William A. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
Sala de conferencias A (tercera planta)
312 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37243

Para asistir a la reunión por teléfono, marque el número 650-479-3208 e introduzca el código de acceso 802-613-692, seguido por la tecla #.

La Agencia de Desarrollo de la Vivienda de Tennessee (THDA, por sus siglas en inglés) los invita a proporcionar sus opiniones durante la elaboración del Plan consolidado para desarrollo comunitario y de la vivienda del estado de Tennessee para 2020-2024. La THDA solicita recibir sus comentarios antes de elaborar el borrador del Plan.

El Plan consolidado para 2020-2024 incluye la planificación, solicitud y presentación de informes para cinco programas de subvenciones del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE. UU. (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés): El Bloque de Subvenciones para Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG, por sus siglas en inglés), el Programa de Asociación en Inversiones HOME (HOME), el Fondo de Subvenciones para la Vivienda (HTF, por sus siglas en inglés), la Subvención de Soluciones de Emergencia (ESG, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Programa de Oportunidades de Vivienda para Personas con SIDA (HOPWA, por sus siglas en inglés). Estos programas dan apoyo a una gran variedad de esfuerzos de desarrollo comunitario y de vivienda en todo Tennessee que benefician a familias de bajos y moderados ingresos. El estado tiene la obligación de preparar y presentar un plan consolidado a la HUD cada cinco años. Este nuevo plan será presentado a la HUD en mayo de 2020.

El borrador del Plan estará disponible para su revisión en marzo, con un período para comentarios públicos y otras audiencias públicas.

Las solicitudes para adaptaciones especiales (por ejemplo, las personas que necesitan asistencia debido a impedimentos visuales o auditivos o limitado dominio del idioma inglés) deben hacerse con 15 días de antelación a la reunión por escrito a Megan Webb en research@thda.org. También puede enviar sus comentarios por correo electrónico a research@thda.org hasta el comienzo del período de comentarios públicos.

 

 

Housing

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 jmoseley@etdd.org.

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 www.thda.org.

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. http://thda.org/homebuyers/homebuyers

TNHousingSearch.org

http://tnhousingsearch.org/

TNHousingSearch.org 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: https://thda.org/homebuyers/down-payment-assistance-1

Homeownership for the Brave: http://thda.org/homebuyers/military

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

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. http://thda.org/business-partners/partners

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. http://thda.org/renters/renters

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. http://thda.org/business-partners/lihtc

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. https://thda.org/research-planning/research-planning

 

Additional Housing Links:

 Tennessee Fair Housing Council: http://www.tennfairhousing.org/

Tennessee Housing Conference: http://thda.org/about-thda/ghc

Housing Assistance Council: http://www.ruralhome.org/