Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

Public Housing Office: 701 South 6th Street | Housing Choice Voucher Office: 620 Dew Street
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37206

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of September 28th, 2021, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency serves Davidson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Park Center Residential Services Special Needs Project Open Until Further Notice
Freedom Recovery Community Special Needs Project Open Until Further Notice
Davidson County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Buffalo Trail Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
CWA Plaza Apartments I Project-Based Voucher Closed
Hillside Flats Project-Based Voucher Closed
Robinson Flats Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Trevecca Towers I & II Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Closed
26th and Clarksville Phase 3 Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Sycamores Terrace Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Parkway Terrace Apartments, Contemporary Public Housing Closed
Gernert Studio Apartments Elderly Closed
Carleen Batson Waller Manor Elderly Closed
Edgefield Manor Elderly Closed
Edgehill Apartments Multi-Family Affordable Homes Closed
Cumberland View Multi-Family Affordable Homes Closed
Sudekum Apartments Multi-Family Affordable Homes Closed
Madison Towers Elderly and Disabled Closed
Hadley Park Towers Elderly and Disabled Closed
Parthenon Towers Elderly and Disabled Closed
Cayce Place Closed
Andrew Jackson Courts Closed
CWA Plaza Apartments II Closed
Levy Place Closed
Vine Hill Apartments Closed
J. Henry Hale Apartments Closed
Parkway Terrace Closed
Neighborhood Housing Closed
Historic Preston Taylor Apartments Closed
Napier Place Closed

Open Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Website: http://www.nashville-mdha.org/.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Phone: (615) 252-8410.

Open Until Further Notice: Park Center Residential Services Special Needs Project Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Special Needs Project waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Park Center Residential Services is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the MDHA, this program "provides affordable permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Residents must be eligible for the services provided through Park Center’s Independent Residential program. People receiving services at Park Center have a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Services include wellness and recovery planning, care coordination, peer support, employment assistance, budgeting, transportation assistance and recreational activities. Currently there are three sites – 1414 – Fourth Ave North; 120 South 10th Street and 1511-1519 Shelby Ave."

To apply during the opening period, submit an online referral here. Scroll down to the "Special Needs Projects" section, and read the instructions for Park Center Residential Services.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of July 1, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 252-8410.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Freedom Recovery Community Special Needs Project Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Special Needs Project waiting list for apartments at Freedom Recovery Community is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the MDHA, "the Freedom Recovery Community is a permanent, affordable, sober living community that provides housing and supportive services for women in recovery and their children. You must be eligible for supportive services offered. The Next Door provides a variety of supportive services available to all residents. Services include case management, recovery support as well as access to community services, budgeting and finance courses, parenting classes and job skills training. Staff at the Freedom Recovery Community also coordinate services with other local organizations and resources. Representatives from the Family Center and Jobs for Life provide job skills training (writing resumes, interview skills, etc.) and parenting classes. Residents are also connected to other resources for counseling involving PTSD/trauma and crisis support. To qualify for the waiting list you must be screened and referred to MDHA by The Next Door."

To apply during the opening period, contact Kristy Pomeroy by one of the following means:

  • Phone: 615-251-8805, Ext. 608
  • Website: thenextdoor.org
  • Email: Kristy.Pomeroy@thenextdoor.org

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of July 1, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 252-8410.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Other Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Davidson County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from October 22, 2019, until October 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency - Households who live in Davidson County on the date they submit a pre-application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the MDHA Section 8 FAQs page, or visit the MDHA website.

Last Updated on 12/22/2019.

Closed: Buffalo Trail Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher apartments at Buffalo Trail Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 5, 2020, until May 8, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of May 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 05/08/2020.

Closed: CWA Plaza Apartments I Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at CWA Plaza Apartments I is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 17, 2020, until November 20, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on November 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/01/2020.

Closed: Hillside Flats Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Family Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Hillside Flats is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 2, 2021 until June 4, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $29,950 | 5 Persons $45,550
  • 2 Persons $33,750 | 6 Persons $48,900
  • 3 Persons $37,950 | 7 Persons $52,300
  • 4 Persons $42,150 | 8 Persons $55,650

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency - Households who live in Davidson County on the date they submit a preapplication.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on June 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 06/04/2021.

Closed: Robinson Flats Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom, Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher apartments at Robinson Flats is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of May 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 05/05/2020.

Closed: Trevecca Towers I & II Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Senior (62+) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Carleen Batson Waller Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 16, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of June 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

Closed: 26th and Clarksville Phase 3 Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at 26th and Clarksville Phase 3 is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 22, 2020, until an unconfirmed date in October, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: In order to qualify for elderly housing, the head of household or spouse must be at least 62 years old.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Households who live in Davidson County on the date they submit a pre-application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of October 16, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 10/16/2020.

Closed: Sycamores Terrace Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Sycamores Terrace is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2021 until May 11, 2021.

Please note: According to the MDHA, "In order to qualify for elderly housing, the head of household or spouse must be at least 62 years old."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size are were available on the frequently asked questions page.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency - Households who live in Davidson County.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on April 29, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 05/17/2021.

Closed: Parkway Terrace Apartments, Contemporary Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Contemporary Public Housing apartments at Parkway Terrace Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 21, 2019, until November 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Parkway Terrace is located in East Nashville. Applicants generally must have at least $10,400 in annual income, and they must qualify for and pay their own utilities. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA automated phone system and its website, as of November 22, 2019. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Closed: Gernert Studio Apartments Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly (62+) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Gernert Studio Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 11, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Closed: Carleen Batson Waller Manor Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Senior (62+) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Carleen Batson Waller Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 16, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on April 22, 2021

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Closed: Edgefield Manor Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Senior (62+) waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Edgefield Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 18, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on April 22, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Closed: Edgehill Apartments Multi-Family Affordable Homes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Multi-Family Affordable Homes waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Edgehill Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 16, 2020, until July 20, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of July 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 07/21/2020.

Closed: Cumberland View Multi-Family Affordable Homes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Multi-Family Affordable Homes waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-Bedroom apartments at Cumberland View is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 21, 2020, until July 24, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of July 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 07/24/2020.

Closed: Sudekum Apartments Multi-Family Affordable Homes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Multi-Family Affordable Homes waiting list for 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Sudekum Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 23, 2020, until July 27, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of July 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 07/27/2020.

Closed: Madison Towers Elderly and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly and Disabled waiting list for apartments at Madison Towers is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 12, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of August 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Madison, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 08/31/2020.

Closed: Hadley Park Towers Elderly and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly and Disabled waiting list for apartments at Hadley Park Towers is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 14, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of August 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 08/31/2020.

Closed: Parthenon Towers Elderly and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly and Disabled waiting list for apartments at Parthenon Towers is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 18, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, as of August 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 08/31/2020.

Closed: Cayce Place Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Cayce Place is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 15, 2020, until October 19, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Cayce Place is located at 210 Summer Place, Nashville, Tennessee.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, October 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 10/19/2020.

Closed: Andrew Jackson Courts Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Andrew Jackson Courts is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 20, 2020, until October 23, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Andrew Jackson Courts is located at 1457 Jackson St. Nashville, Tennessee.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA, October 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 10/23/2020.

Closed: CWA Plaza Apartments II Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at CWA Plaza Apartments II is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 19, 2020, until November 23, 2020.

  • CWA Plaza Apartments II are located at 500 Shelby Ave, Nashville TN.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on November 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/01/2020.

Closed: Levy Place Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at Levy Place is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 7, 2020, until December 10, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on December 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/10/2020.

Closed: Vine Hill Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments at Vine Hill Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 10, 2020, until December 14, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on December 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/14/2020.

Closed: J. Henry Hale Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at J. Henry Hale Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 15, 2020, until December 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on December 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/18/2020.

Closed: Parkway Terrace Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments at Parkway Terrace is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 17, 2020, until December 21, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on December 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 12/18/2020.

Closed: Neighborhood Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Neighborhood Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 18, 2021, until February 22, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the MDHA:

  • "Neighborhood Housing consists of duplexes scattered across the city featuring one-, two-, three- and four-bedrooms."
  • "Anyone currently on the Neighborhood Housing waiting list will need to reapply."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA on February 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 02/22/2021.

Closed: Historic Preston Taylor Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Historic Preston Taylor Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 8, 2021 until April 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on April 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tenessee.

Last Updated on 04/15/2021.

Closed: Napier Place Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Napier Place is currently closed

The MDHA last accepted applications from September 15, 2021, until September 17, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA public notice on September 16, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

About Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

More information about Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.nashville-mdha.org/.

Representatives of Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency may be available by phone at (615) 252-8410. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 28th, 2021, it is not known if Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 03/29/2019, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the MDHA Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

 

Public Housing Program

More information about Affordable Housing can be found here.


About the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency manages 6,280 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,002 6 8 24 136 414 674
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $751 $719 $980 $646 $737 $558 $641
Monthly Cost $3,757,391 $4,312 $7,841 $15,503 $100,238 $230,827 $431,932

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 588 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,603 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $326 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $671. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

Vine Hill Towers

625 Benton Ave
Nashville, Tennessee

Edgehill Apartments

1101 Edgehill Ave
Nashville, Tennessee

Edgefield Manor

525 Shelby Ave
Nashville, Tennessee

Preston Taylor Neighborhood Housing

3410 Elizabeth Jordan St
Nashville, Tennessee

Cayce Place

549 Summer Pl
Nashville, Tennessee

Napier Place

72 Charles E Davis Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee

Andrew Jackson Courts

901 14th Ave N
Nashville, Tennessee

Cheatham Place

800 Taylor St
Nashville, Tennessee

Parthenon Towers

2901 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee

Neighborhood Housing

316 Chamberlin St
Nashville, Tennessee

Vine Hill Apartments

2107 Vine Hill Rd
Nashville, Tennessee

Historic Preston Taylor Apartments

3931 Alameda St
Nashville, Tennessee

Low Income Housing Managed by Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

CWA Apartments I & II

500 Shelby Ave
Nashville, Tennessee
Subsidized

Levy Place

1400 Levy Ln
Nashville, Tennessee
Subsidized
Market Rate

Neighborhood Housing

1201 Hawkins Street (Office)
Nashville, Tennessee
Family & Senior

John Henry Hale Apartments

1433 Jo Johnson Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee

Carleen B. Waller Manor

106 31st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee
62+

Parkway Terrace

196 North 7th Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Patriot Place

314 WILLIAMS AVE
Nashville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1 BR
Veterans Welcome

Robinson Flats

1205 Robinson Rd
Old Hickory, Tennessee
62+
Subsidized

Red Oaks

700 Dew St.
Nashville, Tennessee
Call For Rent
1-3 BR