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Let's take pictures at the Council meetings with our Coalition logo sign so we can post them on LinkedIn and our organizations' sites to help market the Coalition!   

Counselors Take Note!

BLDG Memphis, with sponsors First Tennesse Bank and Renasant Bank, has scheduled a week-long training for those seeking certification as a HUD Housing Counselor. https://tnahc.org/assets/Training_Series%207-19.pdf. Please read the flyer, share it broadly and ask Leslie Smith (901-725-0460) if you have any questions.

HUD NOFA is Released; July 1 due date

HUD's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program was released on Grants.gov on May 24, 2019.

Opportunity Details

  • Program Office: HUD Office of Housing Counseling
  • Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department's Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program
  • Announcement Type: Grant
  • Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-33
  • Primary CFDA Number: 14.169
  • Due Date for Applications: July 01, 2019
  • Preference Points:

This NOFA provides information and instructions for the FY 2019 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program. Applicants must comply with threshold requirements, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements established in this NOFA, and all Housing Counseling Program requirements. See Section III of the NOFA for additional eligibility requirements.

Apply for the NOFA on Grants.gov.

Learn more information about HUD's Housing Counseling Program on the HUD Exchange.

West TN Council Meeting Notice

June 21, Southwest TN Development District office, RSVP with Tom Skehan, tskehan@swtdd.org. The meeting runs from 10a.m. until 2 p.m., 202 East College Street in Jackson. There will be a "deep dive" on accessibility impediments with West Biebers (President, The Commonwelth Group), Kathy Trawick (Fair Housing Council) and Megan Webb (THDA).

NeighborWorks Training is open to You!

Take your professional development—and your career—to the next level! Registration is now open for the New Orleans NeighborWorks Training Institute, August 19-23, 2019. Don't miss a very special symposium, "Closing the Life Expectancy Gap" on Aug. 21. Network with more than 1,800 colleagues from all over the country and enjoy top-notch training in community development and nonprofit management. https://www.neighborworks.org/Training-Services/Training-Professional-Development


Harvard Joint Center of Housing Studies

On Tuesday, June 25, the Harvard Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) will release its 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing report during an event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This event will include a discussion moderated by Amy Scott of Marketplace featuring Raphael Bostic of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Chris Herbert of JCHS, Jonathan Reckford of Habitat for Humanity, and Carol Tomé of the Home Depot. Registration will be open through June 18, and the event will be livestreamed on JCHS’ website.


Senior Housing

Member Urban Housing Solutions had a public event last week celebrating progress on their senior living initiative. Here's a clip from the Tennessee Tribune article: NASHVILLE, TN — People age 62 and up will be able to find affordable housing in a new development complex being built in North Nashville slated for completion in summer of 2020. Fifty-five rental units in a contemporary complex (complete with a rooftop solar panels) will be located at 26th and Clarksville as Phase III in what will be a three-building complex with multigenerational housing.  Phases I is built and Phase II opens this summer. A Phase III ground breaking marked the beginning of the new construction. 

Read the rest here https://tntribune.com/community/local/nashville/affordable-housing-coming-for-seniors-in-north-nashville/ and see Urban Housing's site for more: https://www.urbanhousingsolutions.org/news/properties/26th-clarksville/.

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!


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



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



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.