Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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 given the opportunity to participate in federally funded programs. To learn more about Title VI from the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, click here.

Title VI Compliance

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is responsible for monitoring Title VI compliance among Tennessee State Agencies. THDA develops and submits the Title VI Compliance Implementation Plan annually to THRC. The Plan To read the plan and learn more about THDA’s procedures and monitoring of Title VI compliance activities, click here.

Title VI & Fair Housing Questions?

For questions about THDA’s Title VI procedures, please contact Laura Swanson, Title VI Coordinator at 615-815-2127, or for questions regarding Title VI or Fair Housing and THDA programs, contact THDA Assistant Legal Counsel, Charity Williams.

Discrimination Complaints

Participants in any of THDA’s programs may submit a complaint regarding discrimination directly to THDA. Click here for THDA’s Discrimination Complaint form. Your complaint may be investigated and answered internally or may be forwarded to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) or the Department of Housing and Urban Development for investigation and response. To file a complaint directly with THRC, click here.To file a complaint directly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, click here.