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 in Nashville, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of February 20th, 2020, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 26th and Clarksville Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Robinson Flats Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency serves Davidson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
26th and Clarksville Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Robinson Flats Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Davidson County, Tennessee Housing Choice 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

Open Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: 26th and Clarksville 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 26th and Clarksville is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm CT, until further notice.

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, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Persons who live in Davidson County, Tennessee. Proof of eligibility for a preference is required. For example, for persons who state that they live in Davidson County, Tennessee at the time of application, a rental lease agreement and utility bills or other verification are required.

Selected applicants will be 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 website, as of January 27, 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) 782-3960 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the opening period and a representative can assist you by taking your information over the phone and completing the online application on your behalf.

Last Updated on 02/18/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 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 open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Applicants will need a valid email address.

For more information, visit the MDHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MDHA website, as of February 18, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Old Hickory, 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 02/18/2020.

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: 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 status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

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: 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.

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.

Open today from 7:30am to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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 6,124 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,791 6 3 28 148 377 743
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $663 $708 $954 $558 $647 $476 $581
Monthly Cost $3,174,880 $4,250 $2,861 $15,616 $95,829 $179,345 $431,514

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
Accepts Vouchers

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

Levy Place

1400 Levy Ln
Nashville, Tennessee
Accepts Vouchers

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