Now Accepting Public Comments on the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan and Fair Housing
March 26 – April 25, 2018


The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) will release a draft of the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan for the State of Tennessee on March 26. This plan is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to outline the estimated budget and goals for housing and community development activities by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs. Citizens are encouraged to review and make comments on information contained in the plan. A summary of the plan will be available for review and public comment at www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment. Use “Select Language” at the bottom of the page for multiple translations. Links will also be available on the websites of the State of Tennessee, TN Department of Economic and Community Development, TN Department of Health, and each of the nine Development Districts of Tennessee. Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from March 26-April 25, 2018.

Additionally, the State of Tennessee is seeking public comments on fair housing to inform our Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. An electronic survey is available at www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment from March 26-April 25, 2018. A full draft of the plan will be available later this Spring for public comment.

A public hearing to obtain input on the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan and our Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be held on April 12, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nashville, TN at the Andrew Jackson Building, 502 Deaderick St., Ground Floor Public Hearing Room (enter from 5th Ave N). For questions and accommodations, please email Megan Webb at mwebb@thda.org.

 

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La Agencia de Desarrollo de Viviendas de Tennessee (THDA) ha completado un borrador del Plan de Acción Anual 2018-2019 para el Estado de Tennessee. Este plan se presenta anualmente al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU. para detallar el presupuesto aproximado y metas para actividades de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario a través de los programas de CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOWPA, y HTF. Se exhorta a que los ciudadanos revisen y hagan comentarios en cuanto a información contenida en el plan. Un resumen de los planes está disponible para revisar e incluir comentarios públicos en www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment. Use “Select Language” al final de la página para varias traducciones. Vínculos también estarán disponibles en los sitios de web del Estado de Tennessee, Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario de Tennessee, Departamento de Salud de Tennessee, y cada uno de los nueve Distritos de Desarrollo de Tennessee. Comentarios por escrito y por vía electrónica en el sitio web de THDA serán aceptados desde el 26 de marzo hasta el 25 de abril de 2018.

Además, el Estado de Tennessee está buscando comentarios públicos sobre equidad en la vivienda y sobre nuestro Análisis de Impedimentos a Opciones de Equidad en la Vivienda. Una encuesta estarán disponibles en www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment. Comentarios por escrito y por vía electrónica en el sitio web de THDA serán aceptados desde el 26 de marzo hasta el 25 de abril de 2018. Un borrador completo del plan estará disponible más adelante esta primavera para comentarios públicos.

Se celebrará una audiencia pública para obtener aportes sobre el Plan de Acción Anual 2018-2019 y sobre nuestro Análisis de Impedimentos a Opciones de Equidad en la Vivienda el 12 de abril de 2018, de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. en Andrew Jackson Building, 502 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN, Ground Floor Public Hearing Room (entre por la 5th Ave N). Para preguntas y adaptaciones especiales, por favor mande un correo electrónico a Megan Webb a mwebb@thda.org.

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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 Lindsay Crockett at lcrockett@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 http://thda.org/.

THDA Homeownership

THDA’s Great Choice Loan Program offers 30-year, fixed rate mortgages and downpayment 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

Additional Homeownership Links:

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

Tennessee Housing Search: http://tnhousingsearch.org/

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 Jada Lattimore, Senior Director of Rental Housing Programs at 615-815-2186

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

For more information, please contact Donna Duarte, Program Liaison for Multifamily Development at 615-815-4142.

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/