Instructions for Placing a Request for a Certification of Consistency with the State of Tennessee’s Consolidated Plan

Public Housing Authorities, Continuum of Care applicants and applicants to other affordable housing grant/loan programs (e.g. the Federal Home Loan Bank) are required to gain certification from the jurisdiction in which their grant will do their work that the proposed activity is consistent with the jurisdiction’s HUD Consolidated Plan.

When requesting a certification of consistency with the state’s Consolidated Plan, please supply the following information to ensure that Tennessee Housing Development Agency has the information needed to certify.

Overall Summary of the Activities/Project Proposed

  • The brief summary should not exceed two (2) pages in length and should include information on the types of activities proposed, project location, funding sources, amount of funds requested and the benefit(s) provided to recipients.
  • If information in the overall summary is insufficient, THDA will contact the applicant for additional information.
  • If project or activities include demolition of public housing units, applicants should submit detailed information including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Housing market analysis that demonstrates an existing supply of available affordable housing in the community.
  • Proof of resident public hearing with resident comments.
  • Number and types of units to be demolished (one bedroom, multi-units, etc.)
  • Demographics of and number of families being displaced.
  • A plan indicating where residents will move once units are demolished.
  • A plan for construction of replacement/new units if applicable. Also, note if former residents will receive preference for new units.

If demolition is proposed, PHAs should submit plans for approval at least one month prior to submission of their plan to HUD. Additional information may be required.

Brief description of how the PHA or proposed project contributes to affirmatively furthering fair housing.

The state’s certification must show how the activities proposed contribute to affirmatively furthering fair housing. A sentence or two describing this for the certification is helpful to getting the certification finalized. More information may also be included in the summary to help explain the anticipated fair housing implications.

Certification of Consistency Request Form

Please fill out the appropriate request form and submit it with the overall summary.

The most up to date forms can be found at the HUD website by clicking:

Here for the certification for PHAs (HUD Form 50007-SL)

Or

Here for applicants for HUD funding to be certified consistent (Form HUD-2991)

Please allow THDA a minimum of two weeks (minimum of one month for demolition) to review all requests and have certifications returned. All requests for Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan forms should be sent via email to:

research@thda.org

Questions? Please contact Megan Webb, Research Analyst at 615-815-2123 or at research@thda.org


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 2020-2024.

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 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Appendix (Part I & Part II)

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Approval Letter

Access the TN 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Appendix HERE

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015-2016 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 4th 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.

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 Research and Planning.