Competitive Grants Program

Announcements


We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Fall Round of the Competitive Grants program!
See the Competitive Grants Administrators' page for the application and full details.

Tennessee Fair Housing Survey – Please Respond by August 31, 2019

Whether you are a renter or homeowner, fair and affordable housing matters to everyone. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FairHousingTN


Purpose:

To develop and/or preserve rental housing for low- and very-low income households, the elderly, and those with special needs. Examples of special needs populations include the disabled, ex-offenders, victims of domestic abuse, and youth aging out of foster care.

Who Can Apply?

Cities, counties, non-profit agencies, public housing authorities, development districts, and other State agencies

Private citizens - Private citizens cannot access this program directly.

Eligible Activities

  • New construction
  • Acquisition of land upon which rental housing will be built
  • Acquisition of existing rental units
  • Rehabilitation of existing units
  • Conversion of non-residential units to residential units

What Type of Funds are Available?

Approximately $5 million is allocated every year, upon approval by THDA's Board of Directors. These funds come from the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund, which is financed by profits from THDA's mortgage loan program. Funds are awarded based upon a rigorous competitive application and scoring process, with two grant rounds awarded every year: one in the fall and one in the spring. The maximum grant award is $500,000 per grantee, per grant round. There is no minimum.

See the 2019 Spring Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2019 Fall Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2018 Spring Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2018 Fall Competitive Grants Awards


Applicant and Grant Administrator Info


Need more information?

Please contact Toni Shaw, Housing Program Manager, at (615) 815-2034 or at tshaw@thda.org