Eviction Resources

This list was created by the Access to Justice Commission and the Administrative Office of the Courts in response to the 2020 Evictions Summit held on October 1, 2020. If there are any edits or if you would like to add resources to this page, please let us know at ATJinfo@tncourts.gov

Eviction Resources for Individuals

Legal Resources

Rental and Utility Assistance for Individuals

THDA

  • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    • The Purpose of LIHEAP is to provide Financial Assistance to low income households for their home energy costs.
    • More information
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
    • ESG CARES Act allocations are to be used to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals or families who are homeless, receiving homeless assistance, to support additional homeless assistance, and/or homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

More information

Department of Human Services

  • Tennessee Community CARES Program
    • CARES had $150 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funds Available for Tennessee Non-Profits. Applications were due during August.  Many grantees are providing housing support, mortgage/rental/utilities assistance, financial assistance, and other wraparound supports to Tennesseans impacted by COVID-19.
    • Find more info and all of the grantees

Community Action Agencies

  •  CARES Mortgage and Rent Relief

o   CARES fund to provide rent or mortgage assistance to individuals affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

o   Find your local organization

HUD

  • · Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

o   The Program promotes communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation.

o   Find out more
o   Find your local programs list Here
o   Access the TN COC Map

Disability Housing Resources

  • ·   Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee

o   Rental assistance available for people living with disabilities.
o   Find out more

Veterans Affairs

  • ·  Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF)

o   Beginning April 24, 2020, through December 31, 2020, SSVF will modify guidance to allow SSVF grantees to provide housing search assistance, housing placements, security deposits, and rental assistance for Veterans participating in HUD-VASH and looking for housing.
o   Find more information here and here

Other Housing and Homelessness Resources for Individuals

Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

  • ·  Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

o   A federal grant program to assist individuals experiencing homelessness who have mental illness or co-occurring disorders; the program funds community-based outreach services to connect individuals to mental health, substance abuse, case management, and other support services as well as limited housing services.
o   Find out more

  • ·  Other Housing Resources

o   Find other mental health housing resources and grants

Department of Human Services

  • ·  Families First

o   Families First, the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, is a workforce development and employment program. The Families First program emphasizes work, training, and personal responsibility.
o   Find out more

Veterans Affairs

  • ·   Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF)

o   Beginning April 24, 2020, through December 31, 2020, SSVF will modify guidance to allow SSVF grantees to provide housing search assistance, housing placements, security deposits, and rental assistance for Veterans participating in HUD-VASH and looking for housing.
o   Find more information here and here

Resources for Organizations

THDA

  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
    • ESG CARES Act allocations are to be used to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals or families who are homeless, receiving homeless assistance, to support additional homeless assistance, and/or homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
    • More information 
    • Contacts:

·         THDA Resources for Non-Profits and other Government Organizations

o   Find additional resources

HUD Programs

  • · Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV)

o   As part of the CARES Act, Congress appropriated $5 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for allocation to cities and states through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
o   Find out more
o   Find your local program Here

  • ·  Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

o   The Program promotes communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation.
o   Find out more
o   Find your local programs list Here
o   Access the TN COC Map

Other Resources

Nationwide

Statewide

West TN

Middle TN

East TN