The Relative Caregiver Program is a comprehensive public/private collaboration designed to support children who are being cared for by grandparents, uncles, aunts and other extended family members. These committed and caring relatives have stepped in to raise children whose parents are unavailable, and are serving as a safety net for these children. Through respecting what is unique and special within each family and providing accurate, easy-to-follow information about existing resources available to families, filling in the gap where services are not available, and providing support services, the Relative Caregiver Program seeks to further strengthen the caregiver’s ability to maintain a supportive and stable environment. For more information on this program and the services it offers, please call Vickie Reels at (931)432-4111 or email email@example.com
THDA HOME Rehabilitation Program:
The Upper Cumberland region receives an amount set by the state each year through their HOME Rehabilitation Program. The Counties throughout the state are scored from most need to less need. The UCDD will contact all eligible counties after a workshop in January of each year. These are 100% grants with no matching funds from the County/City or from the homeowner.
If a grant is awarded, the UCDD will set up a public meeting with the County/City officials to explain the program to citizens and to accept applications from those interested in the program. Applicants must be low income (income limits are on the state website), must have lived in their home for at least one year, and they must own their home (if a mobile home, they must own the land and home). A forgivable lien is placed on the home for 5 years on a home that we can rehabilitate or 15 years for a home that is to be replaced or reconstructed.
Emergency Repair Program:
The Upper Cumberland Development District administers the Emergency Repair Program (ERP) through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for home repairs for elderly homeowners that are 60 years of age or older to correct, repair or replace and essential system and/or critical structural problem.
The program is set up on a 1/3 match system. The maximum allowable expenditure on one household is $15,000 ($10,000 paid by the UCDD, and $5,000 paid by homeowner or other matching source). This program is for necessary repairs to make a home more safe and sanitary. There is no lien placed on the home or property with this program.The homeowner must be low income (income limits are on the state website), must be 60 years old or older, and they must own their home (mobile homeowners are not required to own the land, just the home).
Name : Andy Meadows
Title: Housing Rehabilitation Manager/Certified HOME Specialist Phone #:931-467-4124
Name : Vickie Reels
Title: Special Projects Director #:931-467-4123
Name : Chad Blair
Title: Housing Assistant #:931-467-4125
Also, the Upper Cumberland Development District offers Technical Assistance for other housing programs through Tennessee Housing Development Agency such as: HOME, UCP Housing Modification and Ramp Program, USDA Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation and THDA Manufactured Housing Foundation. You may access more information about these programs by clicking on Tennessee Housing Development Agency link below:
Tennessee Housing Development Agency also offers workshops and trainings to include: The Governor’s Housing Summit and Tennessee Fair Housing Matters Conference.
Homeownership for the Brave
THDA is very proud of the service that military veterans have provided to our state and country. In honor of their service, a special interest rate has been designated to help ensure that veterans have access to affordable homeownership opportunities. The Homeownership for the Brave program offers a ½-percent reduction on any of THDA's three 30-year fixed mortgage choices: Great Rate, Great Advantage or Great Start. Active and retired members of the military and reservists (180 days’ active duty) and spouses, and surviving spouses of qualified veterans are all eligible to receive this reduction.