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MDHA gets additional $8.4M in COVID-19 relief funds to provide housing for homeless population

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:38:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency says it’s receiving a second round of funds provided through the CARES Act to help those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDHA said Thursday that it’s getting an additional $8.4 million in Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). That’s in addition to the $4.9 MDHA received in the first round, which brings Davidson County’s total CARES Act funding to $13.3 million.

Combined, those funds will be used to help 14,400 Nashvillians in need.

The second round of funding will be given to nonprofits and local government agencies to provide rapid re-housing for 400 individuals and families experiencing homelessness. MDHA is requesting applications from those agencies and nonprofits. You can apply here.

The first round of funds will support agencies in serving more than 14,000 low-to-moderate income households impacted by the pandemic by helping with rent and mortgage assistance, along with providing services to homeless populations and offering expanded support to people living with AIDS.