CDBG & HOME Consortium Division

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Grant Division (CDBG) is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant in the city limits of Bristol, Tennessee. The City of Bristol is classified by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as an "entitlement" city. Based upon this classification, the city receives an annual allocation of funds to meet one of the following national objectives:

  1. Provide benefit to low and moderate-income families.
  2. Aid in the prevention of slums and blight.
  3. Address other community development needs having a particular urgency because of posing a serious or immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where there are no other financial resources available.


  • Rehabilitation loans and grants to eligible participants
  • Funding to the YWCA for affordable child care
  • Support for the Code Division
  • Funding for demolition and rehabilitation of homes meeting criteria

We highly encourage you to email Christina Blevins, our Community Development Specialist, or call 423-722-5122 before you start the application process. Christina Blevins will discuss the programs and guide you through the program application and required documentation needed.

To apply for the Emergency & Housing Rehabilitation Program please fill out the rehabilitation application form.

Please read the Housing Rehabilitation Policy and Procedure, and bring the items from the Housing Rehabilitation Applicant Checklist with you for your appointment after speaking with Christina Blevins.

Northeast Tennessee / Virginia HOME Consortium

The Northeast Tennessee / Virginia HOME Consortium consists of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bluff City, Sullivan, and Washington Counties, Tennessee. The Consortium has concentrated on the following HOME objectives:

  • Provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households;
  • Expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers;
  • Expand the ability of state and local governments to provide housing; and
  • Leverage private sector participation
  • Homeownership (down-payment and closing cost assistance)
  • Owner-occupied rehabilitation/reconstruction activities for low and moderate-income households

Affordable Home-Ownership Program

The Northeast Tennessee/Virginia HOME Consortium has initiated an Affordable Home-ownership Program designed to increase housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families. The Consortium has agreed to utilize Federal HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other grant programs to provide assistance in the form of a due-on-sale deferred payment loan that can be used for a down payment, and/or closing cost. The amount of assistance will be between $1,000 and $15,000 and will be based on the applicant's need. A Subsidy Analysis will be prepared to determine need. Assistance is subject to the availability of funding.

To apply for assistance please fill out the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance Application (PDF). We highly encourage you to email Rene' Mann at the First Tennessee Development District or call 423-722-5122 before you start this application.


Citizens are encouraged to express views and make comments regarding the identification of housing and community development needs with the City of Bristol, Tennessee, and to respond to proposed projects annually in the 1-year Action Plan. Citizens are also encouraged to review and comment on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).