• 7-23-19 - THDA Board approves Amendment to the 2017, 2018, and 2019 HOME Program Descriptions. THDA staff now has the flexibility, on a case-by-case basis, to waive the reconstruction requirement when the hard costs of a home rehabilitation exceeds 75% of the after-rehab appraised value. Previously, the Program Description only allowed for reconstruction in these cases. When this option is utilized, the compliance period will be increased from 5 years to 15 years.

Tennessee Fair Housing Survey – Please Respond by October 4, 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 October 4, 2019.

How to Apply for a HOME Grant

The 2019 HOME Program application period is now closed. The next application round will begin early in 2020.

THDA's HOME Award Recipients

Current Grantees

Past Grantees

Current HOME Program Information

Access the library of forms needed to administer the HOME Program

Grantee Workshops
Program Descriptions
Program Manual
Program Limits

Program Tutorials

THDA Rehab Coordinator Training Video Rehab Coordinator Training Video
A detailed video on the responsibilities of the Rehab Coordinator and how to properly document and report the rehab activities taking place at a HOME property.
Compliant HOME Procurement
Covers the procurement requirements of the HOME program, including such topics as: risks of noncompliance, procurement standards, conflicts of interest, procurement methods, limits, and resources for further information.
CHDO Acquisition and Rehab
Homeowner Rehabilitation Monitoring
Homeowner Rehabilitation Pay Request Process
Homeownership Monitoring
Program Requirements Monitoring
Lead-based Paint Hazard
Submitting an Initial Work Write-Up

Additional Resources

HUD CHDO Training
This self-paced online training is a comprehensive introduction and an important refresher on regulatory requirements for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). It covers the latest requirements codified in the 2013 HOME Rule.
2018 HOME Beneficiary Report 2018 HOME Beneficiary Report
The 2018 HOME Beneficiary Report provides information regarding HOME allocations received by the State of Tennessee, the activities completed with HOME funding, and the households served by the HOME Program during FY 2018. In total, THDA awarded $10,822,250 in program funds during FY18. During this same time, 186 units of affordable housing were completed using HOME awards from prior program years.
2016-2017 HOME Beneficiary and Economic Impact Report 2016-2017 HOME Beneficiary and Impact Report
This report details how Tennessee residents have been served by federal HOME Program allocations. The report details units completed and populations served, as well as the overall economic impact of HOME spending.
Telling Your Story : A Communications Guide
A great little booklet we've written with tips on how you can effectively publicize the work you're doing within your community. As you increase awareness with the public and local officials, the greater support you will have, and the likelihood of gaining additional funding for future projects increases.
Faces Behind the Funding Questionnaire
A printable questionnaire you can fill out and submit to THDA to help promote your grant projects.
THDA Design Standards- New Construction
Minimum Design Standards for the new construction of single-family housing units.
THDA Design Standards- Rehabilitation
Minimum Design Standards for the rehabilitation of single-family housing units.
CHDO Requirements
An excerpt from the HUD "Building HOME" guide which explains how to qualify as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). Topics discussed are: qualifying criteria, eligible uses of HOME funds, set-aside roles, special assistance available to CHDOs, program design and implementation, and building capacity.
Title VI Presentation
A brief overview of what you should know about Title VI Fair Housing Standards.
HOME Regulations 24 CFR Part 92
Read the HUD regulations for the HOME Program directly from the Federal Register.
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Tennessee State Diversity Directory
Link directly to the TN Department of General Services' Diversity Directory website.


Need more information?

Please contact Bill Lord, Housing Program Manager, at (615) 815-2018 or at