Helping you meet your housing needs


Households served through HOME, CDBG, ESG & HOPWA programs

30 K

Nashvillians housed


Residents benefitted from MDHA’s Work Readiness Program

Our Mission

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

Stories of Success

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Built for Homeownership

Most homeowners have a favorite part about where they live. It could be the location, a reading nook or a front porch. But for Conswala, her favorite thing about her soon-to-be new home is simple. “It’s mine, and that’s the best thing about it,” Conswala said. Conswala is a native Nashvillian who grew up at […]

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Success through Wellness: Lillian Maddox-Whitehead

Wellness is often perceived as a state experienced by an individual. Lillian Maddox-Whitehead has a worldview that turns this perspective on its head. As a public health professional, she sees each person as an integral part of a larger community, so the wellness of one, impacts everyone. “Public health is taking steps to help an […]

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Built for Dependability

For many, hitting a roadblock means making a U-turn, slowing down or even pulling over, stopping and giving up. When hefty traffic fines and fees prevented Keon from obtaining his driver’s license, he could have done just that. But his dependability – and desire to reach his full potential – motivated him to keep his […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions frequently asked by website visitors.

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How do I apply for MDHA affordable housing waiting lists?

MDHA opens waiting lists on a regular basis. Waiting list openings will be announced ahead of time on our website. Most of our waiting lists are built on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible when a waiting list opens. Applications are accepted online only. If a waiting list is currently open, you can click the yellow banner at the top of this page that says Apply Now for Housing, or you can click below to see if any properties are currently accepting applications and to be taken to their application portal.

How do I update the contact information associated with my application?

It is important to keep the contact information associated with your application up to date so that staff can contact you if your name is reached on the waiting list. Click below to be taken to a page where you can click on the property you have applied for and update your contact information.

I forgot my password. How do I log into my account?

Log into RentCafe for your selected property and click “Forgot password?”

How can I get assistance with my Section 8 voucher?

Please contact your assigned MDHA Section 8 specialist or email MDHA’s Rental Assistance Department at

How do I apply for MDHA employment opportunities?

Click below to visit our employment portal page.