THDA is administering a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for the majority of Tennessee including Blount County. Under guidance from the US Treasury, funds designated as part of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 will support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other home energy costs due to loss of wages/income as a result of the pandemic.
THDA's Rent Relief Call Center is now LIVE and available to help individuals with questions regarding the program, eligibility, needed documentation, etc.
Call - 844-500-1112
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am-8pm (central time)
For more information go to:
Tennessee Housing Development Agency | COVID-19 Rent Relief (thda.org)
In light of the position of The Governor of the State of Tennessee, local governments and the availability of vaccines, the wearing of a Mask or Face Covering
in our offices, lobbies and common areas will be at the discretion of the individual.
However, please continue to practice Good Health Measures.
· Stay home if you feel unwell, have a fever or cough.
· Keep your hands washed.
· Don’t touch your face, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
· Of Course You may choose to cover your face with a mask, scarf or other covering at any time. You may choose to continue to social distance six feet apart at all times.
Limits on the number of people allowed on the elevators have been removed. The exterior doors will again be unlocked during daytime hours.
On July 2, 2020, HUD published PIH Notice 2020-13, Rev. 1 which extends available waivers published in PIH Notice 2020-05 that contains COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. These waivers provide administrative flexibility and relief to public housing agencies. Maryville Housing Authority has adopted several of these waivers that will provide administrative relief and allow for alternative approaches, such as how income and expenses are being verified. A notice of the waivers and alternative requirements adopted by Maryville Housing Authority Public Housing Programs can be found here, and for the Housing Choice Voucher Program here. While the waivers are adopted as alternative methods, Maryville Housing will operate under normal regulations whenever possible. We continue to collect rent, recertifyresidents annually and perform interim recertifications if there are changes to a residents income or expenses, perform inspections and work orders while taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In addition, HUD published the Tenant Flyer on the Eviction Moratorium that contains information regarding evictions and changes in income.
Maryville Housing is committed to doing what we can to help and support you. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.
FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 865-983-4958
THE NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR
WEDNESDAY May 19, 2021 in person and/or by audio call.
AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE HILDA WALKER ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Board of Commissioners regularly meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:45 am.
-Hilda Walker Administration Building
311 Atlantic Avenue
For more information call 865-983-4958
The MHA Office will be closed for Holidays on:
Monday May 31 - Memorial Day
Monday July 5- Independence Day
Monday September 6 - Labor Day
Monday October 11 - Columbus Day
Thursday November 11 - Veterans Day
Wed - Thur - November 24-25 - Thanksgiving
Thursday December 23 - Christmas
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vendor Registration is available
on the Links page.