The Mayor and the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) received notification on September 22, 2020 that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had allocated $3,240,899 to Nashville-Davidson County to address emergency community development needs resulting from tornados, wind damage and the flooding that impacted multiple communities in Nashville-Davidson County in March and May 2020. Two major disaster declarations (DR-4476-TN and DR-4550-TN) pursuant to the Stafford Act were initially issued for this event by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on March 5, 2020, and July 9, 2020.
Funding for this award was made available through the Declared Disaster Recovery Fund (DDRF), authorized under section 106(c)(4) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which enables the Secretary to use recaptured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the purpose of furthering recovery efforts in the wake of presidentially-declared major disasters. Such funds may only be made available to metropolitan cities and urban counties in areas affected by such disasters to meet emergency community development needs not met with other sources of assistance.
The DDRF funds are being allocated to housing rehabilitation and ancillary activities including a reconstruction activities for properties determined not-feasible for rehabilitation, acquisition/rehab to preserve affordable housing, relocation, as applicable and delivery costs along with project management. All activities will benefit households whose homes were damaged from the storms (a minimum of 51% which will be LMI) that hit Metro Nashville-Davidson County identified in Presidential disaster declarations (DR-4476-TN and DR-4550-TN).
Click here to download Substantial Amendment 1 to the 2020‐2021 Annual Update to the 2018‐2023 Consolidated Plan (2020 Action Plan – Program Year 3) to incorporate funding through the CDBG –DDRF.
This plan can currently be accessed at the following link.