04 Jan Important Information Regarding COVID-19 and Available Resources (Updated Regularly)
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) is continuing to closely follow the health and safety recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information regarding COVID-19, visit cdc.gov.
MDHA is hosting virtual and in person meetings at this time. As recommended by the CDC regarding areas of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, wearing a face mask or covering is strongly encouraged by staff, residents and guests when inside all public areas of MDHA buildings.
For updates from Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), including a list of COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites around the city, visit COVID19.Nashville.gov. For a calendar of upcoming pop-up COVID-19 vaccination and testing events through MPHD, click here. You may also visit MPHD’s Facebook or Instagram.
Food Assistance, Financial Assistance and Other Resources
- The Metropolitan Action Commission of Nashville and Davidson County’s Housing, Opportunity, Partnership and Employment (HOPE) program will once again accept applications from renters impacted by COVID-19 beginning Jan. 18, 2022. The program assists tenants who need assistance catching up on past-due payments that are up to 12 months late. For more information, visit hope.nashville.gov. MDHA residents may contact their leasing office for assistance with their application.
- If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of Greater Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund is designed to help you connect with the assistance you need. For a list of nonprofits and partners that are helping with financial assistance, food assistance, mental health and more click here. Make sure to check back often, as the list is updated regularly as more community resources become available.
- If you or someone you know is in need of food, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s FIND FOOD tool is a valuable resource for finding a food distribution site close to you. To find a food bank near you, click here. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
- For the 2021-22 school year, all Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) student meals are free of cost. Click here for more information about MNPS Nutrition Services.
- More information regarding Child Tax Credit payments can be found by clicking here.
- If you need to file for unemployment, visit jobs4tn.gov and click on Unemployment Benefits, then File a Claim.
- Persons in crisis should call the Metro Mobile Crisis line at 615-726-0125, or the Metro Crisis Center at 615-244-7444, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). If the crisis is life threatening, dial 911.