NOTICE: NOFA 2021 HOME Urban/Rural Round

2021 HOME Urban Rural Program Description

2021 NPS Score Summary

2021 HOME Needs Scores

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency announces availability of approximately $7.4 Million for the 2021 HOME Urban/Rural Round for distribution across Tennessee. THDA will hold one virtual application workshop on April 6, 2021, to help applicants prepare for completing the application, which will open on April 8, 2021 and run through May 14, 2021.

HOME funds for the Urban/Rural are awarded through a competitive application process to cities, counties and non-profit organizations outside the local participating jurisdictions of Clarksville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Knox County, Nashville-Davidson County, Shelby County, and the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia Consortium (Bluff City, Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County and Washington County).

An applicant must apply for at least $100,000. Applicants applying under the Urban/Rural Matrices may apply for a maximum HOME grant of $500,000. There is a $750,000 limit on the amount of HOME funds that can be awarded in any one county under the Urban and Rural Matrices..

The Application process, beginning with THDA’s PIMS system, will be accessible by link on the THDA website at beginning April 8, 2021. If you do not already have a PIMS account, you will need to access our PIMS system first to establish one, respond to threshold questions and gain entry to THDA’s GMS system. Allow a minimum of 7 days for your new PIMS account to be activated and to gain access to the application portal. If you already have a THDA PIMS account you will be able to access the application portal by logging into your PIMS account and completing the threshold questions.

Applications for the 2021 HOME Grant Round(s) must be submitted though the online application system no later than 11:59 PM CT May 14, 2021.

2020 CHDOs

Eligible homeownership development activities include the acquisition and rehabilitation of units or the new construction of units for sale to low income persons. Applying organizations must meet all CHDO requirements as defined by HUD, have 2 years of low income housing development experience in their service areas and be licensed to do business in Tennessee.

2020 HOME CHDO Mini Round Program Description

2020 HOME CHDO Supplemental Operating Assistance Funding Matrix

2020 HOME CHDO Mini Round Application Workshop PowerPoint

About the HOME Program

The purpose of the HOME program is to promote the production, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable single family housing for low-income households.

Who Can Apply?

Cities, counties, non-profit agencies, and public housing authorities - Applicants must be located outside a local participating jurisdiction.**

Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO's) - THDA provides separate funding rounds annually for nonprofit housing developers designated by the State as a CHDO, including within local participating jurisdictions

Private citizens - Interested individuals should contact their local government authorities (city, county, etc.) to see if there are any

HOME-funded projects available in their area

**Local participating jurisdictions (Local PJs) are those local governments in Tennessee that receive HOME funds directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Local PJs are Clarksville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville-Davidson County, Knox County, Shelby County, and the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia Consortium (the cities of Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bluff City, Sullivan County, and Washington County, excluding the Town of Jonesborough). Non-profit organizations located in a local participating jurisdiction may apply for projects located outside the local participating jurisdictions.

Target Population

Low-income and very-low-income single family homeowners and homebuyers

What Type of Funds are Available?

HOME is a federally-funded program. Awards are made annually to THDA by the federal government. Those funds are then distributed by THDA to grantees within the State of Tennessee based upon a rigorous competitive application and scoring process.

THDA's Past HOME Award Recipients

Gallery of Past HOME Projects

See Before and After Photos of These Amazing Transformations Made Possible with HOME Funds

Need more information?

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