Consolidated Planning

Now Accepting Comments on the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan and Fair Housing

March 26 – April 25, 2018

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) will release a draft of the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan for the State of Tennessee on March 26. This plan is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to outline the estimated budget and goals for housing and community development activities by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs. Citizens are encouraged to review and make comments on information contained in the plan. A summary of the plan will be available for review and public comment at Use “Select Language” at the bottom of the page for multiple translations. Links will also be available on the websites of the State of Tennessee, TN Department of Economic and Community Development, TN Department of Health, and each of the nine Development Districts of Tennessee. Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from March 26-April 25, 2018.

Additionally, the State of Tennessee is seeking public comments on fair housing to inform our Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. An electronic survey is available at from March 26-April 25, 2018. A full draft of the plan will be available later this Spring for public comment.

A public hearing to obtain input on the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan and our Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be held on April 12, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nashville, TN at the Andrew Jackson Building, 502 Deaderick St., Ground Floor Public Hearing Room (enter from 5th Ave N). For questions and accommodations, please email Megan Webb at

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

National 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 (NHTF) 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 NHTF.

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

NHTF Allocation Plan FY 2016-17

Attachments to the NHTF 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.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report, 2013

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.