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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 Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of October 29th, 2020, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Gernert Studio Apartments Elderly Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Carleen Batson Waller Manor Elderly Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Edgefield Manor Elderly Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Park Center Residential Services Special Needs Project Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Freedom Recovery Community Special Needs Project Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency serves Davidson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Gernert Studio Apartments Elderly Open Until Further Notice
Carleen Batson Waller Manor Elderly Open Until Further Notice
Edgefield Manor Elderly Open Until Further Notice
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
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
Historic Preston Taylor Apartments Contemporary Public Housing Closed
Napier Place 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
Vine Hill Studio Apartments Elderly and Disabled Closed
Cayce Place Closed
Andrew Jackson Courts Closed

Open Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that the Buffalo Trail Apartments waiting list is still open. As of March 24, 2020 the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency website states:

"Effective immediately, all annual inspections are suspended until further notice. Any scheduled annual inspection will be cancelled and re-scheduled for a later date. Only initial inspections on vacant units and special inspections approved by a supervisor will be conducted.

The MDHA Rental Assistance office remains closed to the public. While taking prudent precautions and altering processes, we will continue all operations and support to our clients."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Gernert Studio Apartments Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Elderly (62+) apartments at Gernert Studio Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 252-3717 between 8 am and 3 pm.

Last Updated on 06/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Carleen Batson Waller Manor Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Senior (62+) apartments at Carleen Batson Waller Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 252-3734 between 8 am and 3 pm.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Edgefield Manor Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom, Senior (62+) apartments at Edgefield Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 252-3713 between 8 am and 3 pm.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

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

How To Apply to the Other 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 07/01/2020.

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

How To Apply to the Other 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 07/01/2020.

Other Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Davidson County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher 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: Robinson Flats Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher 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 Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher 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 Senior Project-Based Voucher 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 Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for Elderly (62+) Project-Based Voucher apartments at Sycamores Terrace is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 25, 2019, 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.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Last Updated on 02/18/2020.

Closed: Parkway Terrace Apartments, Contemporary Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing 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: Historic Preston Taylor Apartments Contemporary Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Contemporary Public Housing apartments at Historic Preston Taylor Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 22, 2019, until November 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Historic Preston Taylor Apartments is located in 3900 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209.

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 06/19/2020.

Closed: Napier Place Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting list for Family apartments at Napier Place is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 12, 2020, until February 17, 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 website, as of February 11, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 02/17/2020.

Closed: Edgehill Apartments Multi-Family Affordable Homes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other Senior and Disabled 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 Other Senior and Disabled 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 Other Senior and Disabled 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: Vine Hill Studio Apartments Elderly and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Elderly and Disabled waiting list for apartments at Vine Hill Studio Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 20, 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 Other 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 Other 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.

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 October 29th, 2020, 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 6,241 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,909 6 3 27 166 376 728
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $674 $668 $954 $599 $706 $503 $597
Monthly Cost $3,306,514 $4,005 $2,861 $16,183 $117,237 $189,019 $434,520

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

Levy Place

1400 Levy Ln
Nashville, Tennessee
Subsidized
Market Rate