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Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

701 S 6th Street
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
(615) 252-8410

Program Details

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Nashville, Tennessee.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency serves Davidson County.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Andrew Jackson Courts Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

MAY
25th
Andrew Jackson Courts Public Housing Waiting List
  • When: May 14th, 2018 at 11:00 AM CT-May 25th, 2018 at 02:00 PM CT
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (615) 252-8599.
  • Preferences For: Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Public Housing waiting list for Andrew Jackson Courts is currently open, from May 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm, until May 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET.

Please Note: Andrew Jackson Courts is a traditional family property with 2-3 Bedroom units.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The online application may be difficult to access when it opens, due to high traffic. If this happens, wait a moment and refresh the page. The application is online only, and no paper applications will be available or accepted. Only one application per household will be accepted. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library. If there are any difficulties in submitting the online application, contact the housing authority.

Applicants who need assistance completing the application can visit the following locations:

  1. Andrew Jackson Courts management office, located at 1457 Jackson St, Nashville, TN 37208, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on May 15 or May 24, 2018.
  2. C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center, located at 2013 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, read the MDHA public notice, visit the MDHA website, or call the office at (615) 252-8410.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/15/2018.

Davidson County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in September 2017; and prior to that for one week in August 2015, for one week in 2013, and in 2008. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster or government action, live in Davidson County, homeless, purged from most recent HCV waiting list.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the MDHA website, or call the office at (615) 252-8410.

Last Updated on 09/19/2017.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/25/2018, it is not known if Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency manages 6,458 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipFamily UnificationTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers5,0176436183387780
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$574$827$694$576$647$440$516
Monthly Cost$2,879,582$4,960$2,774$20,747$118,457$170,221$402,765

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.


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