Each year, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is granted funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs. These funds are administered by the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA).
MDHA Community Development web page
The overall goal of the Community Planning and Development programs is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan is a five year plan designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Planning and Development formula block grant programs:
- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
- Housing for persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
- The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
The Metropolitan Nashville – Davidson Consolidated Plan prepared by MDHA
The Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
The Metropolitan Nashville – Davidson Action Plan prepared by MDHA