State makes more emergency funding available to those displaced by Sevier County fires

NASHVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has made emergency funding available to those displaced by the wildfires in Sevier County via three locally-based organizations.

THDA is increasing funds to the Tennessee Valley Coalition on Homelessness, Helen Ross McNabb Center and Family Promise of Blount County by $164,000. Each of those three have programs to assist homelessness and are administrators of the federal Emergency Solutions Grant program.

Applicants for rapid re-housing funds are asked to call 1-888-556-0791 and leave a return number. THDA also posts information on its website TNHousingSearch.org. Landlords with property to rent are asked to post it now by registering online or by calling 1-877-428-8844. The service is free to landlords posting property and persons searching for property.

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