Consolidated Planning

Notice of CDBG COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) Funding Amendment

Review and Comment: June 17-23, 2020

Amendment Draft

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The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) have released an amendment to the 2019-2020 State of Tennessee Annual Action Plan detailing new COVID-19 CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The State of Tennessee CDBG program has received an allocation of $16,813,334 targeting economic and community development efforts related to COVID-19. In order to promptly award this CDBG-CV funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted Tennessee waivers to shorten the public comment period to no less than 5 days and offer reasonable opportunity for comment, while waiving the full requirements of the Citizen Participation Plan.

Citizens are encouraged to review and/or comment on this amendment between June 17-23, 2020. Additional COVID-19 related amendments may be forthcoming. Check this website for ongoing updates.

Notificación de la enmienda de financiación del programa CDBG (CDBG‑CV) debido a la COVID‑19

Revisión y comentarios: del 17 al 23 de junio de 2020

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La Agencia de Desarrollo de Viviendas de Tennessee (THDA) y el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario de Tennessee (ECD) han publicado una enmienda al Plan de acción anual del estado de Tennessee 2019-2020 que detalla los nuevos fondos de la Ley CARES por la COVID‑19 destinados al programa de Subvención para el desarrollo comunitario (CDBG). Para el programa CDBG del estado de Tennessee se asignaron $16,813,334 destinados a los esfuerzos de desarrollo económico y comunitario relacionados con la COVID‑19. Con el fin de otorgar los fondos del programa CDBG-CV rápidamente, el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos (HUD) le concedió a Tennessee permisos para reducir el período de comentarios públicos a 5 días como mínimo y así ofrecer una cantidad de tiempo razonable para hacer comentarios; también eliminó los requisitos completos del Plan de participación ciudadana.

Se anima a los ciudadanos a revisar y comentar esta enmienda entre el 17 y el 23 de junio de 2020. Es posible que pronto haya más enmiendas relacionadas con la COVID‑19. Visite el sitio web para conocer las actualizaciones en curso.

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.