News from THDA’s Multifamily Programs Division

Good afternoon Program Participants and Other Interested Parties,

The Multifamily Programs staff would like to inform our affordable housing partners that the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has available Emergency Cash Assistance awards that provide two monthly cash payments to families that were employed as of 3/11/20, but have subsequently lost a job or at least 50% of their earned income due to the COVID-19 emergency.  The money is funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and provides: 

  • $500 for a household of 1 - 2 persons
  • $750 for a household of 3 - 4 persons
  • $1,000 for a household with 5 or more persons. 

 Other qualification requirements do apply and assistance is only available for a very   short term.  Information about the assistance program is available HERE .

Please contact the Department of Human Services Family Assistance Service Center with any questions at 866-311-4287 from 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM CDT Monday through Friday.

Kind Regards,

Edwin King  Director of Multifamily Programs

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