"Tennessee's Community Assistance Corporation"

a state wide non-profit that provides National Service Opportunities' product redistribution, and Public Housing residential services.

The mission of TCAC is to provide needed and direct services to low income family communities, other non-profits, or faith based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for all Tennesseans. 

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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.  


               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 one AmeriCorps program - Community Cares. The program provides direct services to the frail, elderly, and challenged, as well as assists in providing job placement, housing, and counseling to families. AmeriCorps members who serve with our programs are afforded a living allowance, education award, and childcare incentives.
              Our Resident Leadership conferences provide a variety of training's to residents and staff of public housing communities. The annual national conference provides housing volunteers and leaders venues to learn, network, and grow leadership skills. The training they receive will improve community programs, dispel the long outdated negative image of public housing, and other low-income communities.                
              TCAC’s DEPOT is open to the public. The depot provides the community a place to obtain building materials, home goods, office supplies and much more. The products are available at a discounted cost. The Depot also makes donations to other non-profits and faith based agencies and over 100 local and state partnerships.
              TCAC is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, but our programs meet the needs of thousands of Tennesseans from Mountain City to Memphis.
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Retha Patton




Missy Ayers

Depot Program Director


Shannon Delk

Housing Program 



Michelle Bazzano

HOME Staff

Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance


Rebecca Basenfelder

AmeriCorps Program Director

 © TCAC 2020

740 East Main Street Morristown, TN  37814

Phone: 423-586-7636

Fax: 423-587-0783