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Since the birth of TCAC in June of 1999 our commitment to Tennesseans’ and partnership with National Service has assisted countless people in improving their quality of life. TCAC has two AmeriCorps programs- Community Cares and Making Veterans Priority (MVP). The programs provide direct services to the frail, elderly, and challenged. The programs assist in providing job placement, housing, and counseling to Veterans and Military families. AmeriCorps members who serve with our programs are afforded a living allowance, education award, and childcare incentives.

We are impacting lives. What about you?

TCAC is the supporter to many communities of the state of Tennessee through the programs listed below. AmeriCorps staff assist in the placement of members to various sites statewide to serve their communities. The TCAC Depot Program offers products at reduced prices to the community as well as other non-profit agencies to server their clients. The HOME program offers home rehab for qualifying individuals throughout Cocke County, and hopes to expand into other east Tennessee counties.

TCAC Depot – “Your Community Discount Store”

TCAC’s Depot store provides the community with an economic way to get needed merchandise at discounted prices.  The Depot is open to the public and welcomes all customers with a smiling face.  The Depot also serves the community by being a redistribution center to aid our local nonprofits, schools, and faith-based organizations.

Housing Program - Down PAyment assistance

The Down Payment Assistance Program is funded through THDA (Tennessee Housing Development Agency) to help qualified first-time homebuyers towards purchasing their first home. This program will allow families to move on from renting and build equity in their first home.

AmeriCorps – community cares 

TCAC’s AmeriCorps is a "domesticated PeaceCorps" engineered for treating America and America’s citizens. Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation host’s one competitive AmeriCorps State and National program, Community Cares (CC).

housing program - Home Rehabilitation

The HOME Program is funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable single-family housing for low-income households. The DPA (Down Payment Assistance) Program is funded through THDA 

THDA grant to help with down payment costs in six East TN Counties

THDA awarded grant funds to TCAC Morristown, TN that will provide up to 40 low-to-moderate income families with down payment assistance to purchase a new home.

The $500,000 grant from THDA will allow TCAC to provide assistance up to $14,999 to cover down payment and closing costs for eligible first-time homebuyers in Cocke, Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, Claiborne and Union counties.

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