Housing & Historic Preservation

Housing Planning

Housing services for the District include the following: 

  • Tennessee Housing Development Agency technical assistance
  • Emergency Repair Program (ERP):
    • Funding for:
      • Repairing or replacing an essential system and/or a critical structure problem in a home
    • Eligibility:
      • Homeowner must be over 60 years old or disabled
      • Low-income household

Other information:

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 meaningfully expand safe, sound, affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Tennesseans as the state’s leading resource. For more information on THDA visit the site at https://www.thda.org


THDA Programs

THDA offers a range of programs for homebuyers, homeowners, and renters. Check out the programs offered. https://www.thda.org/programs


Great Choice Home Loans

Great Choice is a 30-year, fixed interest rate home loan available through private banks and lenders. These loans focus on first-time homebuyers, U.S. military veterans, and homebuyers in targeted areas. Down payment assistance may also be available. https://www.thda.org/homebuyers


Tennessee’s Free Housing Locator


This is a THDA-sponsored, free online resource for locating and advertising available rental property and other resources for renters.


THDA Research and Planning

For statewide and county-based information about housing and housing affordability, check out THDA’s Research and Planning publications to gain insight into the state’s housing market and THDA’s impact on affordable housing.  https://www.thda.org/research-reports


Shane Carney at scarney@etdd.org

White Pine ERP

Roof & Exterior Wall Repair, Vegetation Removal, and Deck Installation

Historic Preservation

Historic preservation services for the District include the following: 

  • Federal preservation grant applications
  • National Register of Historic Places nominations
  • Section 106 reviews
  • Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) contract
    • Aids the District in formulating solutions for individual historic resources
  • Certified Local Government Program assistance

Sarah Anderson at sanderson@etdd.org 

National Register of 

Historic Places Nomination

Laurel Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Cosby, TN

Historic Preservation Grants 

for Restoration

National Register-listed Nance House

Sevier County Heritage Museum