NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND RELEASE OF THE 2020-2024 STATE OF TENNESSEE CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
March 4 – April 20, 2020

Important Changes to the Dates and Format of the 2020-2024 Tennessee Consolidated Plan Public Hearings:

Due to new protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, THDA and partners have decided to reschedule the in-person Consolidated Plan Public Hearings as virtual public hearings on April 7, 8, and 9, 2020. These three new public hearings will be available to all Tennesseans via webinar and telephone. Each two-hour meeting will start with a presentation on the Consolidated Plan, and then the line will be open for public comments. Hearings will be held in the Central Time Zone.

The Public Hearings will be offered via WebEx and telephone on the dates and times below. Call in details will be posted to https://thda.org/research-planning/consolidated-planning and https://thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
11am-1pm Central Time Zone

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
3-5pm Central Time Zone

Thursday, April 9, 2020
9-11am Central Time Zone

The public comment period is currently underway through April 20. The full notice, draft and summary, feedback link, public hearing presentation, updates, and other materials are or will soon be available at https://thda.org/research-planning/consolidated-planning.

Please send any questions and translation requests to Research@THDA.org.

Para preguntas y ayuda con el idioma, envíe un correo electrónico a Research@THDA.org.

 

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has completed a draft of the State of Tennessee 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for housing and community development in Tennessee. The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan include the planning, application, and reporting for five U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG, administered by TN Department of Economic and Community Development)
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME, administered by THDA)
  • Housing Trust Fund (HTF, administered by THDA)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG, administered by THDA)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA, administered by TN Department of Health)

These programs support a variety of housing and community development efforts throughout Tennessee for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households. 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.

Citizens are encouraged to review and make comments on information contained in the report available beginning March 4, 2020. A draft summary in English and Spanish will also be available. Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from March 4-April 20, 2020.

Special accommodations (e.g. persons needing assistance due to hearing or vision impairments or limited English language proficiency) must be made 15 days in advance of a public hearing in writing to Megan Webb at Research@THDA.org.

Click here for PDF version:  Public Hearing Flyer_English

 

AVISO DE AUDIENCIAS PUBLICAS Y DIVULGACIÓN DEL PLAN CONSOLIDADO DEL ESTADO DE TENNESSEE 2020-2024 Y EL PLAN DE ACCIÓN ANUAL 2020-2021 PARA VIVIENDAS Y PROGRAMAS DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO
4 de marzo – 20 de abril de 2020

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

La Agencia de Desarrollo de Vivienda de Tennessee (THDA) ha completado un borrador del Plan Consolidado del Estado de Tennessee 2020-2024 y el Plan de Acción Anual 2020-2021 para viviendas y desarrollo comunitario en Tennessee. El Plan Consolidado 2020-2024 y el Plan de Acción Anual 2020-2021 incluyen la planificación, aplicación, y notificación para cinco programas de subvenciones del Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de los EE. UU. (HUD):

  • Bloque de Subvenciones para Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG), suministrado por el Departamento del Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario de Tennessee)
  • Programa de Asociaciones de Inversión (HOME, suministrado por la THDA)
  • Fondo de Subvenciones para Vivienda (HTF, suministrado por la THDA)
  • Subvención de Soluciones de Emergencia (ESG, suministrada por la THDA)
  • Programa de Oportunidades de Vivienda para Personas con SIDA (HOPWA), suministrado por el Departamento de Salud de Tennessee)

Estos programas apoyan una variedad de esfuerzos de viviendas y desarrollo comunitario a lo largo de Tennessee para beneficiar a unidades familiares de bajo a moderado ingreso. Se requiere que el Estado prepare y presente un Plan Consolidado al HUD cada cinco años. Este nuevo Plan será presentado al HUD en mayo de 2020.

Se anima a que los ciudadanos revisen y hagan comentarios sobre la información contenida en el informe, disponible a partir del 4 de marzo de 2020. Un borrador del resumen estará disponible en inglés y español. Comentarios escritos vía presentación electrónica en el sitio web THDA serán aceptadas del 4 de marzo al 20 de abril de 2020.

Acomodaciones especiales (e.g. personas que necesitan asistencia debido a discapacidades de audición o visión, o competencia limitada del inglés) tienen que pedirse con 15 días de anticipación antes de una audiencia pública, de manera escrita a Megan Webb, al Research@THDA.org.

 

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/