Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office

502 Deaderick Street, Andrew Jackson Building, Third Floor
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37243
(615) 815-2200

Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office is a public housing agency in Nashville, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office serves Anderson County, Bedford County, Benton County, Blount County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Carroll County, Cheatham County, Chester County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Cocke County, Coffee County, Crockett County, Davidson County, Decatur County, Fayette County, Fentress County, Franklin County, Gibson County, Giles County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Loudon County, Macon County, Madison County, Marshall County, Maury County, McNairy County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Moore County, Morgan County, Obion County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Roane County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Scott County, Sevier County, Shelby County, Smith County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Tipton County, Trousdale County, Union County, Van Buren County, Warren County, Wayne County, Weakley County, White County, Williamson County and Wilson County.

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers individual Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists for 74 of the 95 counties in the State of Tennessee. A list of all counties served can be found here.

The following agencies operate on behalf of Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office:

Agency Serves
Tennessee Housing Development Agency East Tennessee Office Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Cocke County, DeKalb County, Fentress County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Loudon County, Macon County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Overton County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Smith County, Union County, Van Buren County, White County
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Middle Tennessee Office Cheatham County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Wilson County
Tennessee Housing Development Agency South Central Tennessee Office Bedford County, Coffee County, Franklin County, Giles County, Hickman County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Marshall County, Maury County, Moore County, Perry County, Warren County, Wayne County, Williamson County
Tennessee Housing Development Agency West Tennessee Office Benton County, Carroll County, Chester County, Crockett County, Decatur County, Dyer County, Fayette County, Gibson County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Henry County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Madison County, McNairy County, Obion County, Shelby County, Tipton County, Weakley County

About Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office

More information about Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office can be found on its website at https://www.thda.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/30/2018, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office manages 5,832 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 5,713 46 10 53
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $506 $418 $345 $789
Monthly Cost $2,889,836 $19,205 $3,446 $41,804

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office

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 18% having issued approximately 356 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 32 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 $12,799 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 63% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 66% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 40% 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 Tennessee Housing Development Agency Central Office voucher holders in 2016 was $329 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.



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.