Published: January 21, 2021


THE TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY IS CURRENTLY AWAITING GUIDANCE FROM THE US TREASURY REGARDING RENT RELIEF FUNDS DESIGNATED AS PART OF THE COVID 19 RENT RELIEF ACT OF 2020. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, TENNESSEE WILL BE ALLOCATED ROUGHLY 458 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR COVID 19 RENT RELIEF AND GOVERNOR BILL LEE HAS TASKED THE T-H-D-A WITH ADMINISTERING THESE FUNDS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE STATE. T-H-D-A IS WORKING NOW TO DEVELOP A WEB PORTAL FOR APPLICANTS, ESTABLISH A CALL CENTER FOR APPLICATION ASSISTANCE AND PREPARE ADEQUATE NUMBER OF STAFF TO REVIEW AND PROCESS THOUSANDS OF PAYMENTS TO LANDLORDS AND UTILITY PROVIDERS. T-H-D-A IS WORKING TO OPEN THE COVID 19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO T-H-D-S DOT ORG FORWARD SLASH HELP - FOR - RENTERS