Consolidated Planning

Community Feedback Request:

Now Accepting Public Comments on the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
March 21 - April 22, 2019

Click here to view the reports and to comment

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) announces the release of the 2019-2020 DRAFT Annual Action Plan on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The 2019 Draft Plan, available for public comment starting March 21, includes guidance for the federal allocation of an estimated $50 million for housing and community development. The Annual Action Plan shows how the State of Tennessee will operate the CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, and HOPWA programs in the coming fiscal year and serves as an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for these funds. The draft plan will be posted from March 21 to April 22. Public comment on this draft is encouraged.

Additionally, the State of Tennessee has begun the process of developing a 5-year Fair Housing Analysis. Check the THDA website for upcoming community engagement opportunities.

For questions and accommodations, or to receive fair housing analysis updates, please email

Ahora Se Acepta Comentarios del Público acerca del Plan de Acción Anual 2019-2020
21 de marzo al 22 de abril de 2019

A nombre del Estado de Tennessee, la Agencia del Desarrollo De Viviendas de Tennessee (THDA) anuncia el lanzamiento del BORRADOR del Plan de Acción Anual 2019-2020. El Borrador de Plan 2019, disponible para comentarios del público a partir del 21 de marzo, incluye una guía para la asignación federal de $50 millones estimados para viviendas y desarrollo comunitario. El Plan de Acción Anual muestra cómo el Estado de Tennessee operará los programas CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, y HOPWA durante el próximo año fiscal y sirve como una solicitud al Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU. (HUD) para estos fondos. El borrador del plan se publicará del 21 de marzo hasta el 22 de abril. Se alientan comentarios del público sobre este borrador.

Además, el Estado de Tennessee ha comenzado el proceso de desarrollar un Análisis de Vivienda Equitativa a lo largo de 5 años. Visite el sitio web de THDA para conocer las próximas oportunidades de participación comunitaria.

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What is the Consolidated Plan?

The Consolidated Plan combines the planning, application, and reporting processes for five U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs:

These funds are utilized to support a variety of housing and community development programs and projects throughout Tennessee, primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households. As a recipient of these funds, the State is required to prepare and submit a Consolidated Plan to HUD every five years. The newest Consolidated Plan covers 2015-2019.

The Consolidated Plan examines the current housing situation, explore the housing and community development needs of the State, and set priorities for spending HUD grant monies. This document serves as a guide in helping the State of Tennessee meet affordable housing, community development, economic development, public service, and fair housing needs over the next five years. The Consolidated Plan also addresses the changing external factors influencing existing programs and the need to be accountable for the resources Tennessee has been granted or will coordinate.

State of Tennessee Consolidated Plans

2015-2019 Draft Consolidated Plan2010-2015 Consolidated Plan2005-2010 Consolidated Plan

Access the TN 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Appendix HERE

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015-2016 Action Plan Approval Letter

2016-2017 Action Plan Approval Letter

State of Tennessee Annual Action Plans

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

TN Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

The State of Tennessee reports on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

CAPER Approval Letter

Housing Trust Fund

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is charged with developing a National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan, which was incorporated into the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on August 16, 2016. The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a new federal formula grant program provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds will be distributed to the State of Tennessee to produce, preserve, rehabilitate, and operate housing affordable to extremely low-income households earning less than 30 percent of the area median income. The State of Tennessee will receive $3 million in the first year of the HTF.

HTF Allocation Plan FY 2017-18 (Final, with Appendices)

HTF Allocation Plan FY 2016-17

Attachments to the HTF Allocation Plan FY 2016-17

Substantial Amendment - Executive Summary

HOME Investment Partnership Program

Administered by Tennessee Housing Development Agency, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use - often in partnership with local nonprofit groups - to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Community Development Block Grant Program

Administered by TN Department of Economic and Community Development, the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD and provides annual grants on a formula basis to the State of Tennessee.

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers the federally-funded Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program to help improve the quality of emergency shelters for the homeless; to help meet the costs of operating and maintaining emergency shelters; to provide essential services so that homeless individuals have access to the assistance they need to improve their situation; to provide street outreach services to the homeless; and to provide emergency intervention assistance and rapid re-housing services to prevent homelessness and to obtain permanent housing.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program

Administered by TN Department of Health, the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan is the strategy for public participation that incorporates citizen input into the planning, implementation, coordination, and assessment of Tennessee’s projects and activities. Access this plan here: Citizen Participation Plan

As part of the Tennessee 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, a web-based Housing and Community Needs Survey was conducted from February 4 th to March 2nd of 2015. The survey was completed by 671 respondents, representing every county in Tennessee. Individuals solicited for participation included elected officials, state and local governing bodies, representatives of housing groups, minority organizations, disability resource groups, real estate and property management associations, banking entities, and other groups involved in the housing and development fields.

Certification of Consistency with TN Consolidated Plan

A Certification of Consistency with the Tennessee Consolidated Plan is required for many HUD competitive programs as well as Public Housing Authority Agency Plans.

Placing a Request for a Certification of Consistency with Consolidated Plan:

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Analysis of Impediments (AI) is a review of impediments or barriers that affect the rights of fair housing choice. It covers public and private policies, practices, and procedures affecting housing choice. Impediments to fair housing choice are defined as any actions, omissions, or decisions that restrict, or have the effect of restricting, the availability of housing choices, based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, or creed.

Questions or comments about the TN Consolidated Plan? Contact Bettie Teasley.