THDA is proud to support and collaborate with other partners in Tennessee to advance housing research and promote awareness. Below are publications THDA has either funded or collaborated on.
This policy brief, written by ThinkTennessee and with support from THDA, addresses the housing affordability crisis in our state and provides a comprehensive look at how unstable and unaffordable housing impacts other outcomes, such as health and education. In addition to describing the depth of the challenges, the brief also highlights solutions other states have implemented to improve housing affordability, providing a roadmap of possible next steps for Tennessee policymakers.
The aging of the baby boomer generation, increasing life expectancy and declining birthrates are all contributing to a significant shift in the percent of the population over the age of 65. As the older adult population grows, the number of vulnerable seniors —disabled, very low income and/or housing cost burdened—is also projected to increase. This demographic trend will likely strain existing housing, health and human services resources. This report was written with contributions from members of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee had a significant impact on the state of Tennessee in2018 with a calculated impact of over $107 million in economic activity, and 1200 net jobs. Additionally, this report, conducted by MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center, found that Habitat's partnership with THDA has produced a cumulative impact of nearly $334 million in business revenue from 1999-2018.
Every quarter, the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University publishes the Tennessee Housing Market report with funding from THDA. It offers an overview of the state's economy as it relates to the housing market. It includes data on employment, housing construction, real estate transactions and mortgages, home sales and prices, delinquencies, and foreclosures.
Commissioned by the Sevier County Economic Development Council, and with support from a THDA Technical Assistance Grant, Hodges and Pratt Company produced this extensive analysis of Sevier County's housing needs in early 2017. Citing extremely high rates of rental occupancy, among other data sources, the analysis finds a need for 1,500 to 2,000 new housing units across Sevier County, with about half of this need being affordable at the 60% AMI level.