Welcome

BLDG Memphis is ready for the next Executive Director!

With John Paul's departure the Executive Director position at BLDG Memphis is vacant. Nature abhors a vacuum. See the posting on their site

It's the Renewal Season

We have two new corporate members - Clarksville Housing Authority and Wilson Bank & Trust. See the full list to the right. Our corporate members and sponsors are important to us and they want to do business with you. There's a new membership list posted for members on the Resources page.

The Feds are Speaking!

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/events/2020/racism-and-the-economy-series-kickoff-event

 

Housing is Out of Reach

The Coalition has signed and disseminated a opinion piece to Tennessee media outlets in support of the findings and call to action in the annual NLIHC "Out of Reach" report. The opion piece is found here. The report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition is found here. Check with Patricia (info@TNAHC.org) for the person who received your paper's email so you can call to urge its printing.

You are invited!

The Middle Tennessee Council has opened its virtual July 24 meeting to all attendees. We will have a panel discussion on Housing as Part of the Economic Development Puzzle. Thank you to MT Chair Angie Hubbard for designing it and Khandra Smalley and F&M Bank for providing the WebEx connection. It was emailed to you July 13.

What is Housing? “It is your homeschooling classroom, your elder-care facility, and your telework office,” Anne S. McCulloch (HPET) says. “Folks who have a safe, secure, affordable place to call home are better positioned to avoid exposure to the disease, to take care of their children and their parents, to telework where that is possible, and to rejoin the workforce as jobs open up. So stable access to affordable housing is fundamental to restarting the economy and is critical to building a robust post-pandemic economy.” https://www.housingfinance.com/news/what-role-can-affordable-housing-play-in-the-economic-comeback_o

Extensive Resource Guide from Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

We celebrate our 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees!

From left are Steve Baldwin, Johnson City; Kay Bowers, Nashville; Harold Nance, Jackson and Paul Young, Memphis

 

THDA Memo on Multifamily Guidance regarding COVID-19 

Please see Program Announcements here: https://thda.org/business-partners/lihtc

Atlanta Fed Prepares Detailed Resource List: 

https://bit.ly/3aDAx8U

FHA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions Amid COVID-19 National Emergency

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2020-04 [hud.gov], “Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency,” which announces an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for all FHA-insured single family mortgages for a 60-day period. Read today’s Press Release [hud.gov] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the subject.

Members - We will be postponing our Council meetings until the health situation clears. Please use the membership list to build and continue to build effective connections with other housing advocates. The list is updated on the Resources page.

Our Coalition Connects!

 

Kevin Hicks of Emory Valley Center posted this on the TNAHC LinkedIn page. Join him!

Our Coalition Advocates!

The Coalition sent a letter to Governor Lee about continuing to use the state's tax-exempt bonding authority for affordable housing development. You can read the letter here

Our Coalition Educates!

Our April Newsletter is in planning. What do you have to add?

Synergy Supports Success

Overton Colton, member and Truxton Trust representative, seated at right, hosted a CRA Consortium 12/9 and invited the Coalition to detail Coalition membership benefits to the CRA officers. Here Tyane Powell and Carla Jarrell, both of Pinnacle Finance Partners, take one more moment with speaker Jim Darter, Cumberland Capital Partners, and Overton.

Doug Demosi, planning director for Rutherford County and president of TAPA, tells the Board of Directors that communication between developers and planners leads to better outcomes. The Board asks that Council members invite their local planners to join the Coalition and attend meetings. Paul Morris, MAAG, agrees!

 

 

Coalition Members at Work

Coalition members attended and presented at the HUD Summit Nashville on August 29. From left, Rebecca Lopez of the Clarksville Housing Authority; Coalition Board member and Summit presenter, Keith Lampkin, Clarksville Housing and Community Development; Coalition Board member Sernorma L. Mitchell, HUD Nashville Field Office Director; and Michael Daniels of the Clarksville Housing Authority review the learning after the meeting.

 

ET Council Welcomed SAFH and THDA

Ann Posnor of Stewards for Affordable Housing for the Future and Joe Speer of THDA brought information and solicited input for their two organizations August 14. The East TN Council was hosted by the Knoxville Area Urban League. Speer's slides are on the Resources page.

Elections saw Melanie Cordell (Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness) returned as chair, Melissa Duong (First Tennessee) elected as Vice Chair and Mindy Bowman (Eastern Eight) becoming Secretary.  

 

Counseling Certification Countdown

If you offer housing counseling to an agency using HUD funding, you need to be HUD-certified.

The deadline is August 1, 2020. See a list of classes on the Resources page.