The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) is the lead agency responsible for the development and administration of Metro Nashville's Consolidated Plan and its related block grant programs (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG). As a result, MDHA serves as the lead agency with respect to the Disaster Recovery Action Plan and related Amendments.
In May 2010, the city of Nashville was hit by record flooding resulting in a Presidential Disaster Declaration. In July 2010, Congress provided Nashville with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery and restoration of infrastructure, housing and economic revitalization in areas affected by the severe storms and flooding.
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County received an initial allocation of $10,731,831 in CDBG disaster recovery funds. As required by HUD, the City submitted an Action Plan describing the proposed use of funds for the initial allocation. HUD approved the Action Plan for Disaster Recovery in February 2011.
HUD issued Notice of a second allocation of CDBG disaster recovery grant funds totaling $22,357,982 for Nashville-Davidson County in April 2011. This Notice requires the City to submit an Amendment to Nashville-Davidson County's initial Action Plan for Disaster Recovery with details for the distribution of funds and the eligible program activities for the second allocation. This Amendment Number One describes the proposed use of funds for addressing unmet housing, infrastructure, recovery and economic revitalization needs in Metro Nashville as a result of the May flood.
If you are a flood victim and need help including volunteer assistance, please call 2-1-1.
For information on Nashville's Flood Recovery efforts please visit: http://www.nashvillerecovery.com/index.asp
People impacted by the flood who are still working to rebuild their homes and have exhausted all other financial resources may still apply for assistance through the We Are Home Program. For more information on the program visit: http://www.thehousingfund.org/floodrebuildassistance.html