Creating Homes Initiative – 2 (CHI-2)

In collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, THDA is pleased to offer the Creating Homes Initiative–2 (CHI-2) Program. CHI-2 seeks creative and innovative proposals that expand permanent recovery housing options for individuals recovering from an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

The amount available is $3.0 million. The maximum grant award amount is $500,000. There is no grant minimum. THDA will accept applications from private organizations, non-profit organizations and local public housing authorities. All housing funded through the CHI-2 Program must be rental and address the housing needs of households recovering from OUD, with incomes at-or-below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).


January 30, 2020: At the request of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Creating Home Initiative (CHI-2) Program Description has been modified to expand the qualifying diagnosis from, “Opioid Use Disorder” to “Opioid or opioid derivatives must be a drug of choice.” This change is expected to increase the reach and success of the program. The THDA Board of Directors approved the change on January 29, 2020.As a result, the application deadline has been extended to 4:00 PM CDT on Thursday, February 13, 2020, with application decisions to be announced by April 1, 2020, and contracts effective on May 1, 2020. All other aspects of the program description remain the same.The revised CHI-2 Program Description is posted below.

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Program Description and Application Documents:

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