THDA follows all federal and state requirements related to fair housing and discrimination. THDA also takes steps to affirmatively further fair housing in Tennessee and to ensure that all of its programs are free of discrimination. To learn more about fair housing and anti-discrimination, please click the links below. Click here to read THDA’s non-discrimination policy.
Title VI Compliance
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on grounds of race, color or national origin. The intent of the law is to ensure that all persons, regardless of race, color or national origin, are afforded the opportunity to participate in federally funded programs.
The Fair Housing Act or Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability.
Tennessee Human Rights Act & Tennessee Disability Act
The Tennessee Human Rights Act & Tennessee Disability Act prohibit discrimination related to housing, public accommodations and employment. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the state’s anti-discrimination laws. To learn more about the State’s anti-discrimination laws, visit THRC’s website.