The Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Mainstream 811/Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Program provides rental assistance to very low-income persons. Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers both programs in 72 counties across Tennessee. 

Pre-applications are being accepted for the Housing Choice Voucher and Mainstream 811/NED Programs at the following dates and times and in the following counties:    

March 25, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (CST)                

  • Fayette
  • Haywood  
  • Lake                       
  • Marshall        
  • Coffee            
  • Lincoln

April 1, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (CST)

  • Sumner
  • Robertson
  • Montgomery
  • Wilson
  • Campbell

April 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CST)

  • Chester 
  • Crockett
  • Decatur

April 15, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (CST)

  • Bedford
  • Hickman

Applicants must be income eligible to qualify for both programs. To qualify for the Mainstream 811/NED program, the person must be non-elderly (age 18-61) with a disability who is transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, at risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Pre-applications are accepted online with any device with internet access through If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please call THDA’s 504 Coordinator at 615-815-2165 or email Persons with a speech or hearing disability may call 711 Telecommunications Relay Service. Pre-applications must be submitted on the THDA website. No pre-applications are to be given out, received in person, or by mail.