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Development of the new Five Year Consolidated Plan for

Housing and Community Development is underway!



The survey closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018.


Scroll down for a list of upcoming meetings.



What is the Five Year Consolidated Plan?

The purpose of the Five Year Plan is to assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions in Metro Nashville to establish data-driven priorities for the use of public funds, especially Federal funds (Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS). The new Five Year Plan will cover the period from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2023.    

The Five Year Plan is carried out through annual action plans, which provide a concise summary of actions, activities, and the specific Federal and other resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified in the Five Year Plan. MDHA is developing the 2018-2019 Action Plan for Program Year 1 concurrently with the Five Year Plan.

How is the Five Year Consolidated Plan developed?

In developing the Five Year Plan and annual updates, MDHA will follow guidance published by HUD, which is available at: and utilize HUD-provided data and maps, which are available at: MDHA will supplement the HUD-provided data and maps with local and state data and input from stakeholders and citizens obtained through the citizen participation process.  Additional Consolidated Plan resources are available at:

How can you get involved?

We will make every effort to engage the residents of Nashville and Davidson County during the development of the Consolidated Plan and for comments on the draft, once published.  In the coming months we will host meetings and offer ways for you to comment.  Please email us at: to get on our email list.  Information will also be provided on our website and social media platforms. 

< Upcoming Public Meetings >


The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission will be leading a series of meetings to gather input on housing and service needs for the homeless.  All meetings listed below are open to the public.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 5-6:30 pm – Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
  • Saturday, March 24, 9-10:30 am – East Park Community Center, 700 Woodland St.

Community Meetings on Housing and Community Development

  • Friday, April 6, 4-6pm – Conexión Américas, 2195 Nolensville Pike, 37211


National Community Development Week is April 2-6, and MDHA will celebrate by hosting community meetings with some of our partners to gather input on housing and community development needs.  Dates, times, and locations of these meetings will be announced by March 19th, so please check back. Please let us know if you’d like to host a meeting!

Can’t attend a meeting? We’re happy to meet with you in person or by telephone. Please email us at to schedule an appointment.

< Previous Meetings >

  • The Kickoff Public Hearing was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
    • View the presentation HERE.
    • Listen to the meeting HERE
  • Ad Hoc Affordable Housing Committee:
  • Public Input Meetings on Homelessness
    • Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:30 am to 1 pm – Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Avenue South, 37210
    • Thursday, March 15, as part of the Continuum of Care and Nashville Coalition for the Homeless meetings, from 9-11 am – Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette Street, 37203


Requests for Accommodation

MDHA makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations and services to assist persons with disabilities or sensory impairments. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request.  Any person needing such assistance/services should contact 615-252-8555 or TDD at 615-252-8599 or email no later than Noon 5 business days prior to the meeting you plan to attend.

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

MDHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, color, national origin, religion, disability or any other legally protected status in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.


April 1, 2013 – May 31, 2018


The previous Consolidated Plan covered the period from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2015, and Metro Nashville was in program year three of the five-year plan when the planning process began for a new plan. Although there were two remaining years under the previous five-year plan, MDHA elected to undertake a new Consolidated Plan due to significant changes in Metro Nashville since 2009: the May 2010 Flood, reduced federal funding, and new federal laws and regulations. These drastic events, combined with the economic crisis of recent years, have changed housing and community needs throughout the county. A new Consolidated Plan allowed the City to identify the most pressing needs and develop the most effective strategies to meet those needs for the next five years (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2018). MDHA updated the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) concurrently with the development of the 2013-2018 Consolidated Plan. During the development of the Consolidated Plan, the following priority needs were identified: 

  • Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing;
  • Strengthen Collaboration Among the Network of Service Providers;
  • Increase Access to Healthy Food Choices;
  • Decrease Homelessness;
  • Develop and Implement Place-Based Strategies for Community Development;
  • Provide Summer Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Children and Youth;
  • Provide Housing Assistance for Persons With HIV/AIDS; and
  • Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through annual action plans, which provide a concise summary of actions, activities, and the specific Federal and other resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified in the Plan.  Below are links to the 2013-2018 Consolidated Plan, Substantial Amendments 1 and 2, and annual updates (action plans).