Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency | MDHA COMMUNITIES
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MDHA’s family properties are for households earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income. See below for a list of properties and bedroom sizes:

  • Andrew Jackson Courts – one to three bedrooms
  • Cayce Place – one to five bedrooms
  • Cheatham Place – one to three bedrooms
  • Cumberland View – one to six bedrooms
  • Edgehill Apartments – one to five bedrooms
  • Napier Place – one to three bedrooms
  • Neighborhood Housing (Scattered Sites) – two and three bedrooms
  • Sudekum Apartments – one to five bedrooms


MDHA’s contemporary properties are:

  • Vine Hill Apartments
  • Historic Preston Taylor Apartments
  • Levy Place
  • J. Henry Hale Apartments
  • Parkway Terrace

Market Rate

This is for the residents with the highest incomes. Persons who are over-income for the family and contemporary properties must apply as market. Market renters pay the highest rents and must qualify for and pay their own utilities. Market rents are not reduced when there is a loss of income. Market renters are not subject to all of the reporting and other HUD requirements as the other property types. MDHA’s market units are located in:

  • Vine Hill Apartments
  • Historic Preston Taylor Apartments
  • Levy Place
  • J. Henry Hale Apartments


This is for persons 62 years of age or older. MDHA’s elderly properties are:

  • Edgefield Manor
  • Carleen Batson Waller Manor
  • Gernert Studio Apartments


This is for persons who are 62 years of age or older or those who have a documented disability. MDHA’s elderly and disabled properties are:

  • Hadley Park Towers
  • Madison Towers
  • Parthenon Towers
  • Vine Hill Studio Apartments

The Asset Management Department is responsible for the administration and normal routine maintenance of the Agency’s public housing properties, including scattered sites. Through these programs, MDHA operates over 5,500 units of affordable housing, providing and maintaining housing for approximately 14,000 persons.

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other legally protected status in admission to, access to, or operations of MDHA programs, services, or activities. If you need assistance with language interpretation or other accommodation or service, please call (615) 252-8599. For other questions call (615) 252-8464.


From improving energy efficiency to renovating high-rise properties, MDHA’s decades long commitment to reinventing community-owned housing continues to move forward. Major renovations are complete at Gernert Studio Apartments, Parkway Terrace, Madison Towers, Parthenon Towers, Edgefield Manor, Hadley Park Towers and Vine Hill Studio Apartments. MDHA has also completed Hope VI renovation projects at four properties, J. Henry Hale Apartments, Levy Place, Historic Preston Taylor Apartments and Vine Hill Apartments. Upgrades and other renovations at Carleen Batson Waller Manor and Napier Place are also complete. Neighborhood Housing is undergoing renovations.


Twice recognized as one of the most eco-friendly businesses in Middle Tennessee*, MDHA is using sustainable solutions in a number of ways. From solar energy to high efficiency heating and cooling, MDHA residents enjoy greater comfort and the agency sees lower energy costs.