THDA Awards HOME Grant to Creative Compassion

Press Release

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (July 18, 2019) – Creative Compassion has secured a $472,992 HOME program grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to construct four new affordable single family homes in Cumberland and Fentress counties.

“We are pleased to receive the grant from THDA and are excited to get to work on providing more affordable housing options for families here in Cumberland and Fentress counties,” Creative CompassionExecutive Director Sarah Bates said.

Creative Compassion, a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) based in Cumberland County, helps families and individuals with home ownership, home repair, and credit training.

“This grant will help Creative Compassion to build much-needed housing that is both affordable and safe. Creative Compassion put together a smart plan that is going to make an impact on the lives of families in these communities,” said THDA Community Outreach Liaison Denise McBride.

The HOME program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered in Tennessee by THDA. HOME grants must be used for the production, preservation, or rehabilitation of affordable housing for individuals and families of low- and very low-income. HOME funds available to CHDOs are awarded through a competitive application process to eligible non-profit organizations that meet the designation as a CHDO by THDA.