Information for Lenders

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

THDA was established by the Tennessee legislature through enactment of Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 13-23-101, et seq. Under the direction of a 15-member Board of Directors, the mission of THDA is to be the lead state agency promoting sound and affordable housing for people who need help.

THDA is not a direct lender to borrowers but works with approved mortgage lenders (“Originating Agents” or “OAs”) from across Tennessee to originate its loans. THDA underwrites loan applications submitted by OAs, and then commits to purchase pre-approved loans after they are closed and documented, or in some cases, table funds loans. All THDA loans are serviced by THDA's servicing department known as Volunteer Mortgage Loan Servicing (VMLS).

Marketing Tools

THDA maintains a repository of flyers in both English and Spanish that you can co-brand and use to help reach new clients. Check it out! Please reach out to Juanita Hamilton to get the password needed to access those files.

Originating Agents Guide

Lender Notices

Archive- OA Guide Revisions

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Archive- Memos

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Miscellaneous Information for Originating Agents


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