Now Accepting Public Comments on the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
March 21 – April 22, 2019

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) announces the release of the 2019-2020 DRAFT Annual Action Plan on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The 2019 Draft Plan, available for public comment starting March 21, includes guidance for the federal allocation of an estimated $50 million for housing and community development. The Annual Action Plan shows how the State of Tennessee will operate the CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, and HOPWA programs in the coming fiscal year and serves as an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for these funds. The draft plan will be posted on www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment from March 21 to April 22. Public comment on this draft is encouraged. A draft summary in English and Spanish will also be available.

Additionally, the State of Tennessee has begun the process of developing a 5-year Fair Housing Analysis. Check the THDA website for upcoming community engagement opportunities.

For questions and accommodations, please email research@thda.org.

Ahora Se Acepta Comentarios del Público acerca del Plan de Acción Anual 2019-2020
21 de marzo al 22 de abril de 2019

A nombre del Estado de Tennessee, la Agencia del Desarrollo De Viviendas de Tennessee (THDA) anuncia el lanzamiento del BORRADOR del Plan de Acción Anual 2019-2020. El Borrador de Plan 2019, disponible para comentarios del público a partir del 21 de marzo, incluye una guía para la asignación federal de $50 millones estimados para viviendas y desarrollo comunitario. El Plan de Acción Anual muestra cómo el Estado de Tennessee operará los programas CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, y HOPWA durante el próximo año fiscal y sirve como una solicitud al Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU. (HUD) para estos fondos. El borrador del plan se publicará en www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment  del 21 de marzo hasta el 22 de abril. Se alientan comentarios del público sobre este borrador. Un resumen del borrador tanto en inglés como español también estará disponible.

Además, el Estado de Tennessee ha comenzado el proceso de desarrollar un Análisis de Vivienda Equitativa a lo largo de 5 años. Visite el sitio web de THDA para conocer las próximas oportunidades de participación comunitaria.

Para preguntas y adaptaciones especiales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a research@thda.org.

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2019-20 AAP Public Notice Flyer

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 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 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

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/