Community Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. Activities may address needs such as infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and many others.

Rental Rehab

MDHA’s CDBG Rental Rehabilitation Program for Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County,  is designed to assist property owners to rehabilitate substandard property to be made available for lease to tenants with incomes at or below 80% Adjusted Median Income (AMI) at Section 8 Fair Market Rents for a minimum of 10 years.  Every unit that receives assistance through this program is subject to rent controls designed to make sure that rents are affordable to low income individuals.  Rents will be determined based on the fair market rents per bedroom size as established by HUD updated annually.   For more information on Section 8 Fair Market Rents and the Section 8 Program contact:

CDBG Disaster Recovery

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. These flexible grants help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations.

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