Tennessee Housing Trust Fund (THTF)


Minimum Design Standards Rehabilitation and New Construction Single Family and Multi-Family Housing Units
Revised Minimum Design Standards Memo

The Tennessee Housing Trust Fund, financed by proceeds from THDA's mortgage loan programs, serves the needs of low- and very low-income elderly and special needs Tennesseans. Grants are awarded to and administered by cities, counties, development districts, public housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations. The fund supports several initiatives:

2024 Tennessee Housing Trust Fund Capacity Building Pilot Program has been created to address a need of nonprofit housing development organizations across Tennessee to build their space capacity in order to undertake housing development and other related activities. This program will help these organizations to construct, acquire, and/or rehabilitate office or program delivery space.

Grant Round is Now Closed; Watch here for announcements of future rounds. For more information please contact Toni Shaw at tshaw@thda.org

Capacity Building Pilot Program Draw Request Forms

  • Competitive Grants are awarded on an annual basis to develop and/or preserve affordable rental housing for the elderly and those with special needs, including persons with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities; individuals recovering from substance addiction; victims of domestic violence; veterans with multiple needs; youth aging out of foster care; and formerly incarcerated individuals re-entering society. Eligible applicants are local communities, non-profit agencies, public housing authorities, development districts, and other departments of State government.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee has been provided an annual allocation of funds since July 2014 to provide statewide Habitat affiliates with funding for the new construction of single family homes.
  • The Emergency Repair Program allocates funds to make essential home repairs for elderly or disabled homeowners. The program is administered statewide by eight development districts and one human resource agency.
  • Rebuild & Recover provides funds to assist eligible communities recover from a natural disaster. Grants are made to the city or county.

For questions about the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund, the Challenge Grant Program, Capacity Building Pilot Program or the Competitive Grants Program, email Toni Shaw, Manager, Tennessee Housing Trust Fund, or call 615-815-2030.

For questions about Habitat for Humanity, the Emergency Repair Program, the Home Modification and Ramp Program, or the Rebuild and Recover Program, email ERP@thda.org, or call 615-815-2030.

A history of the funding sources and outlays for the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund is available here.

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