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Reentry Housing Options Chart (National - Reentry Policy Council)

Ex-Offender Housing Mythbusters (National Reentry Resource Center-Council of State Governments)

National Low-Income Housing Coalition

Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

Housing Non-Discrimination Directive to protect rights for those with criminal records (Housing and Urban Development Secretary, April 2012), and related details and links

 Rental help in Tennessee (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -HUD)

U.S. Department of HUD - Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

If you need help paying your mortgage, you may be eligible for assistance through a variety of programs as listed here from

Through the Making Home Affordable program, you can

  • Refinance and take advantage of lower mortgage interest rates.
  • Reduce your monthly mortgage payments.
  • Get mortgage relief if you're unemployed.
  • Get help when you owe more than your home is worth.
  • Avoid foreclosure when homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable.

You can also talk to a housing counselor to get advice on buying a home, avoiding foreclosure, or learning about reverse mortgages.  If you're considering refinancing your mortgage, learn the costs, and determine if the time is right for you.  Get help with your mortgage and foreclosure questions



National VA Homeless Resource Guide  MS Word  /  PDF 

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

How to get Section 8 Housing assistance with a criminal record (Legal Action Center)


Emergency/Homeless Shelters – by Tennessee City

Women's Shelters

Tennessee Women's Shelters