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Are you eligible to receive loans or grants to rehabilitate your home? Does you home contain lead-based paint hazards?   Are you interested in becoming a homeowner, but aren't sure who to turn to for assistance? Shelby County Department of Housing can help you answer these questions.

Guided by a mission to respond to housing and community development needs of Shelby County, the Department of Housing strives to remove many obstacles that low and moderate-income residents may encounter.  From the development of affordable housing to neighborhood parks, the Department of Housing is making Shelby County a better place to live.
Jim Vazquez

1075 Mullins Station Rd.
Memphis, TN 38134

Ph:  (901) 222-7600
Fax: (901) 222-7621

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 National Disaster Resilience Competition

A series of three storm systems in April 2011 caused significant damage in Shelby County. Due to the severity of the damages, Shelby County was identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as eligible to participate in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), a national competition for $1 billion for activities that advance resilience efforts. The draft application for Shelby County’s proposal to the NDRC has been posted for public comment through Friday, March 20. Click here for more information about the NDRC and to download the draft application. For more resources about disaster recovery and resilience efforts in Shelby County, please visit the Office of Preparedness and Ready Shelby.



Shelby County Government’s Division of Planning and Development has prepared a draft of the Shelby County National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) application and has placed the draft on Shelby County Governments website at the following address:

   Posting of the application is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to it submission on or before March 27, 2015.  The NDRC application will be available for review at the aforementioned website from March 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015. At this time, Shelby County is soliciting direct input and comment from all sectors of the Shelby County community concerning the posted NDRC Phase I application.

The NDRC is a national competition open to states and communities that received funding through the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 4121 et seq.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  Shelby County is eligible to compete in this National Competition as a result of Disaster Declarations FEMA-1979-DR, FEMA -1974 DR, and FEMA-1978-DR resulting from severe storms and flooding during the month of April 2011.   The NDRC Phase I application is designed to identify remaining unmet needs directly related to the April 2011 Disasters, identify the impacted areas of Shelby County related to Housing, Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Environmental Degradation, identify the populations and areas most vulnerable to disasters when they occur, and establish the basis for disaster resilient planning and activities which will addressed in Phase II of the application process.   

 Written comments or suggestions will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2015.  Written comments should be addressed to:  Jim Vazquez, Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station, Memphis, TN 38134 or SCDH will respond to written comments within five working days of their receipt.  For questions concerning the NDRC Phase I application, please contact:  Jim Vazquez at 901-222-7602.  

Citizen input and public participation is strongly encouraged from all sectors of the Shelby County community.  Shelby County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.  Equal opportunity/equal access provider.  

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al 901-222-4289.

Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. Mayor

Jim Vazquez, Administrator
Shelby County Department of Housing

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    Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al (901) 222-4289.
    To access information for the hearing or speech impaired call (901) 222-2301

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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