Disability Housing

The following program exists to assist disabled individuals with housing related needs. If you are a disabled Tennessee resident, you may be eligible:

1178513 samaritanThe Tennessee Disability-Related Housing Assistance program is a collaboration of the United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (UCP), Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and a variety of organizations across Tennessee. The purpose of the Tennessee Disability Housing Assistance Program is to assist qualifying individuals who have disabilities with housing accessibility modifications or other housing related needs. The program is designed to meet the specific home and community based housing needs of low-income individuals with disabilities in Tennessee who do not receive housing support through state Medicaid Waiver programs.

To be eligible for the program, individuals must be documented by UCP as having a disability that results in a substantial limitation in three or more major life activities and that the disability is long-term or likely to continue indefinitely. Individuals must also meet the family income guidelines established by THDA which are based on total household income and the number of people living in the home. The program is currently targeted to residents of rural Tennessee communities. Residents living in Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Shelby counties are currently not eligible for the program.

  • Funding received through the program can be used for a variety of purposes specific to disability related housing needs. These include:
  • Construction activities specific to disability needs such as widening doorways for wheelchair access, modifying bathrooms and installing grab bars
  • Funding assistance to move from a non-accessible home to an accessible home
  • Funding assistance to move from a nursing home or institutional setting to a community based setting
  • Funding assistance to help a homeless individual with a disability move into a home
  • Housing related assistance in emergency or crisis situations such as fire, flood or other natural disaster, death of a primary caregiver, extended hospitalization or medical emergency such as a recently acquired severe disability
  • Home weatherization for an individual with a severe disability
  • For more information about the Tennessee Disability Housing Assistance Program or to request an application, call (615) 242-4091.

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