Innovative Housing Meeting: HUD and NAHB


Who's With Us?

The membership list as of May 22 is posted on the Resources page. Please 1) check your information; 2) make a fresh list of those working in housing in your area to invite to join!

CRA Workshop, Memphis

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a workshop in Memphis, TN on June 4.  The workshop is designed for community-based organizations and will review the purpose of the Community Reinvestment Act and introduce key definitions; explain some of the technical requirements of the regulation; and discuss how community organizations can work with banks to meet local community credit and banking needs.

Lunch will be served, and the workshop is free; registration is required. https://web.cvent.com/event/2055e0f4-82d9-43fd-b4fd-4e86d30928c7/regProcessStep1

Gid H. Smith Community Room, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Avenue, Memphis, 38104, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Metro Nashville has Plans!

The Middle Tennessee Council was pleased to host presentations on two Nashville / Davidson County programs: Hannah Davis with the Barnes Fund and Matt Wiltshire with the Under One Roof initiative. The slides are here: https://tnahc.org/assets/Under%20One%20Roof%205-17.pptx

Contractor Students on the Way

Governor Lee visited Memphis May 14 to tout his contractor training initiative. Here's a clip from WREG News Channel 3: 

The governor's next stop was at the Teaching and Learning Academy where he and other leaders will announce a new program at two Shelby County Schools called the Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum. It will allow local high school students to get hands-on training while earning certificates in the building trades that will help them qualify for real-world jobs.

Overall, the goal of the program is to help fill a shortage of 1,700 workers in the building industry.

"They are jobs that need to be filled and skills that need to be developed, particularly for the four out of 10 kids in our state who aren't going to collage but have skills college kids don't," Lee said.

At first the program will only be available at two Shelby County high schools. Down the road, leaders hope to expand the program statewide.

A grant from THDA is funding the first two years of the program.

Fannie Mae wants your creative ideas!

May 30 deadline for Sustainable Community Innovation Challenge: http://www.fanniemae.com/thechallenge/?utm_source=scicLinkedIn&utm_medium=social&utm_content=10M&utm_campaign=SCICAwareness-2019

Metro Nashville Barnes Fund

Grants were made. Members will be administering! 


Nashville has announced a $750 Million initiative "UnderOneRoof 2029" to create at least 10,000 new units. https://www.underoneroof2029.com/ The administrator will present to the Middle Tennessee Council May 17.

Mission Moment

We look for ways to tell our story, to educate others on exactly how we are developing housing opportunities for Tennesseans. Did you see the recipient story USDA provided to us? We shared it in the Weekly Email 5/1/19. Thanks Mary Hickman.

Opportunity Zones!

See Nashville's news release at the bottom of this page.


Excellent news for Memphis:

Kresge Foundation has released an application for neighborhood development plans. Here's a description: KIP:M seeks to fund projects in Memphis’ neighborhoods that support the vision and creativity of residents, using inclusive, collaborative processes that authentically engage community members in planning, design and implementation. And here's a link: https://kresge.org/sites/default/files/library/kipm_powerpoint_english.pdf


Our organization is built for connecting. Do you know everyone on the Board of Directors?

This photo was taken March 7, 2019 at the Tennessee Housing Conference.


President Trump has issued a Presidential Memorandum (3/27/19) presenting his ideas on reforming the Housing Finance System. "The Administration is committed to enabling Americans to access Federal housing programs that help finance the purchase of their first home."

Read the full statement here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-reforming-housing-system-help-americans-want-buy-home/


As you recruit new members, remember online payments are possible. You will see opportunities to assign two members for City/County memberships and three members for Corporate memberships.



To connect, educate and advocate housing opportunities for Tennesseans 

Attainable and sustainable housing for every Tennessean.