Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency | COMMUNITY CHOICE DEMONSTRATION – SERVICE FOR FAMILIES
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COMMUNITY CHOICE DEMONSTRATION

SERVICES FOR FAMILIES

Families in the Community Choice Demonstration work with a coach who will discuss your family’s housing and community needs, develop a family preparation plan, work with you to conduct your housing search, and assist you in contacting property owners.

MDHA can only assist families in finding homes in designated Opportunity Areas, where children and families are expected to have the best opportunity to thrive.

Benefits offered:

  • Pre-move support: Help with thinking through which neighborhoods are the best fit for you and your family. The program will also help you get ready to put in applications. That looks different for every family. It might mean attending one or more workshops or getting additional support from one of our partner agencies.
  • Housing search assistance: Help finding properties in Opportunity Areas and owners that are willing to participate in the program.
  • Move-related financial assistance: Help with paying the security deposit and some other move-related expenses.
  • Faster processing: Community Choice staff will help you and the property owner fill out the paperwork and efficiently process it at the Housing Authority.
  • Post-move support: Offered in the form of information and resources about your new neighborhood.

If you have a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) from MDHA and you are interested in the Community Choice Demonstration, contact your specialist or email choicemobility@nashville-mdha.org. Make sure that you will qualify for the program by looking at our eligibility guidelines in the section Participating in the Study. A number of families on the wait list will also be invited to apply to participate in the Demonstration.

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