What is the Consolidated Plan?
The Consolidated Plan combines the planning, application, and reporting processes for four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA)
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
Access the TN 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Appendix HERE2016-2017 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.
- Action Plan FY 2016-2017
- Action Plan FY 2015-2016
- Action Plan FY 2014-2015
- Action Plan FY 2013-2014
- Action Plan FY 2012-2013
- Action Plan FY 2011-2012
- Action Plan FY 2010-2011
- Action Plan FY 2009-2010
- Action Plan FY 2008-2009
- Action Plan FY 2007-2008
- Action Plan FY 2006-2007
- Action Plan FY 2005-2006
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 FY 2014-2015
- CAPER FY 2013-2014
- CAPER FY 2012-2013
- CAPER FY 2011-2012
- CAPER FY 2010-2011
- CAPER FY 2009-2010
- CAPER FY 2008-2009
- CAPER FY 2007-2008
- CAPER FY 2006-2007
- CAPER FY 2005-2006
- CAPER FY 2004-2005
- CAPER FY 2003-2004
CAPER Approval Letter
- CAPER Approval Letter FY 2014-2015
- CAPER Approval Letter FY 2013-2014
- CAPER Approval Letter FY 2012-2013
- CAPER Response to FHEO FY 2012-2013
- CAPER Approval Letter FY 2011-2012
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.
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.
- 2015 HOME Beneficiary Report
- 2014 HOME Beneficiary Report
- 2013 HOME Beneficiary Report
- 2012 HOME Beneficiary Report
- 2011 HOME Beneficiary Report
- 2010 HOME Beneficiary Report
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.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan: CDBG Substantial Amendment Summary
The State of Tennessee Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has historically allocated the grant funds to eligible non-entitlement local governments for community development improvements including water and sewer infrastructure, public facilities, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and commercial façade improvements. Until the past few years, CDBG funds were also used for economic development loans. Through a process of reconciliation of grants funds an unexpended balance of $22 million has been determined to be available for allocation. $4 million was used to fund additional projects in from the 2016 regular CDBG application round. TNECD is proposing the following uses for the remaining balance of funds.
- $1,000,000 to be used for rural microenterprise assistance. Microenterprises are considered to be businesses of five (5) or fewer employees including the owner(s).
- $10,000,000 to be used for workforce development in rural Tennessee. These funds will be used to fund additional TCATs in rural areas that applied for the Drive to 55 Capacity Building Fund grant.
- $2,000,000 to be allocated as a one-time use of funds to rehabilitate and reroute the Stanton Wastewater Treatment System.
- $2,500,000 to be allocated as a one-time use of funds for the construction of an EMS facility in the southwest area of Haywood County.
- $1,000,000 to be used for Project 95. Funds will go toward the construction of a facility to create jobs in Hancock County.
- $200,000 to be used for the Asset-Based Planning initiative that will assist counties to identify, enhancement, and maximize their assets.
- $300,000 to be used for a Retail Academy that will assist communities in developing and implementing plans and strategies to recruit and grow retail businesses.
- $1,000,000 to be allocated for the use of unmet recovery needs in Sevier County and a result of the November, 2016 wildfires.
Please send comments and questions to Kent Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by February 28, 2017
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.
- Instructions on Placing a Request for a Certification of Consistency with Consolidated Plan
- Request form for Certification of Consistency with Consolidated Plan
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.