The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) Rent Relief Call Center is LIVE and available to help individuals with questions regarding the program, eligibility, needed documentation, etc. You may also visit COVID-19 Rent Relief program web page for more information.
Participants Should Visit: The THDA COVID-19 Rent Relief application portal.
Tenants in Davidson, Knox, Rutherford, and Shelby County/Memphis will NOT BE ELIGIBLE for THDA funds and will need to contact their local government for more information on local rent relief programs.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (615/815-2200) * THDA.org
Annual Medium Income Chart, for qualification of funds: Click Here to View
The CDC announced Monday (3/29), it will extend the national band on evictions through the end of June 2021. The eviction ban was scheduled to expire on March 31st.
Furthermore, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission issued a joint statement regarding their agencies’ work to help stop illegal evictions and protect American consumers facing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Specifically, the statement says: “Evicting tenants in violation of the CDC, state, or local moratoria, or evicting or threatening to evict them without apprising them of their legal rights under such moratoria, may violate prohibitions against deceptive and unfair practices, including under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.” Click here to read the statement.
CAUTION: THA highly encourages you to contact your corporate/personal business attorney or a local attorney before you decide to initiate an eviction action against a resident, in the current environment. Overlaying federal, state and county laws or restrictions on the judicial process may apply. This includes: issuing a notice to vacate, initiating any eviction-related action, or assessing fees or penalties on residents for nonpayment of rent or other lease violations.
If your community has a federally backed loan, evictions are currently prohibited.
Multifamily Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES ACT
Provides up to 90 days of forbearance for multifamily borrowers with a federally backed multifamily mortgage loan (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or HUD) who have experienced a financial hardship. Borrowers receiving forbearance may not evict or charge late fees to tenants for the duration of the forbearance period.
Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings Under The CARES ACT
A 120-day moratorium on evictions beginning on the date of enactment. Landlords are prohibited from initiating legal action to recover possession of a rental unit or to charge fees, penalties, or other charges to the tenant related to such nonpayment of rent where the landlord’s mortgage on that property is insured, guaranteed, supplemented, protected, or assisted in any way by HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the rural housing voucher program, or the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
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