Murfreesboro Housing Authority

415 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee 37130

Murfreesboro Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Murfreesboro, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 19th, 2019, Murfreesboro Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Murfreesboro Housing Authority serves Rutherford County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Rutherford County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed
1, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Murfreesboro Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Murfreesboro Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom units is currently open, from February 1, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select the "Download the Affordable Housing Pre-Application Here" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 415 North Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130; from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm CT; Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (615) 893-9414.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Other Murfreesboro Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Rutherford County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Murfreesboro Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in July, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list was previously confirmed to close at 11:59 pm CT on July 19, 2019. As of 1:00 pm on July 19, 2019, the online application states that the waiting list is closed.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly or persons with disabilities who are residents of Rutherford County
  • Applicants with an adult family member who is a resident of Rutherford County and employed in Rutherford County or the surrounding counties; employed full time (30 hrs per week) and employed continuously for minimum of 6 months within the 12 months prior to application
  • Displaced person – due to government action or federally declared disaster
  • Any applicant who does not meet the above definitions and is not currently in subsidized housing

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Closed: 1, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Murfreesboro Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 4, and 5-Bedroom units is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

About Murfreesboro Housing Authority

More information about Murfreesboro Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mha-tn.org/. Representatives of Murfreesboro Housing Authority may be available by phone at (615) 893-9414. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/19/2019, it is not known if Murfreesboro Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Murfreesboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Murfreesboro Housing Authority manages 755 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 618 44 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $584 $741 $441
Monthly Cost $360,937 $32,610 $41,035

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Murfreesboro Housing Authority

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 72 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,995 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Murfreesboro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Murfreesboro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $663. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.



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 Operated by Murfreesboro Housing Authority

Murfreesboro Housing

604 S Hancock St
Murfreesboro, TN
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