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Due to COVID-19, there is limited access to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency’s (MDHA) administrative office, and a portion of the Agency’s business is still being conducted electronically. For more information on MDHA’s efforts to protectits residents and staff, as well as other important updates related to the pandemic, please click here. For updates on COVID-19, visit


  • Important Information Regarding COVID-19 and MDHA’s Operations (Updated Regularly)

    COVID-19 Update From Mayor John Cooper  Mayor John Cooper announced in April 2021, that beginning May 14, 2021, all COVID-19 capacity limitations in Nashville will be lifted. This step in reopening marked six weeks since the COVID-19 vaccine became available to all adults in Nashville. For......

  • MDHA Welcomes New Executive Director Dr. Troy White

    Today, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) welcomes Dr. Troy White as the Agency’s sixth executive director. He brings more than 20 years of housing and development experience to the Agency. White previously served as the director of housing authorities and market segment leade...

  • MDHA Celebrates Three Newest Mixed-Income Residential Developments for Envision Cayce

    Mayor John Cooper, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), several officials, Cayce Place residents and stakeholders joined the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) for a ribbon cutting to cele...

  • MDHA Selected to Participate in New HUD Grant Program

    The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) is one of nine Public Housing Authorities (PHA) selected to participate in the new Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). MDHA will receive more than $4 million....

  • There’s No Place Like Home

    UDPATE: On May 13, 2021, Mayor John Cooper announced the creation of the Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund. This program will be used for the Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) rapid re-housing program as well as other voucher programs with a focus on increasing landlord participation......

  • MDHA’s Kirkpatrick Park Apartments Receives Two National Awards

    The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency’s (MDHA) Kirkpatrick Park Apartments has received two national awards – including the top overall prize in the industry – for its innovative approach to mixed-income, as well as design. During the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Mul...

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The mission of MDHA is to create affordable housing opportunities, support neighborhoods, strengthen communities and help build a greater Nashville.