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.

Tennessee Fair Housing Survey – Respond by August 31, 2019

Whether you are a renter or homeowner, fair and affordable housing matters to everyone. THDA) and partners have released a survey for ALL Tennesseans to tell us about your housing experiences. THDA is conducting a study of fair housing in Tennessee called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. As the name suggests, we are looking to identify barriers faced to fair and affordable housing choices and determine solutions to minimize those barriers.

All Tennesseans are encouraged to click the link below and share with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and clients. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Please respond by August 31, 2019.

Click here to complete the Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice Survey

Resource Links


To fill out and sign the Non-Discrimination in Service Survey download the file and open it in Adobe Acrobat.