Helping you meet your housing needs

8 K

Families 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 Ambition | Bri-Kel

“I feel like I can do anything in the world now!” For MDHA resident Bri-Kel, the journey to self-sufficiency began with the achievement of a major life goal. Fueled by this success, her ambition is now pushing her towards reaching even greater heights through MDHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

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Built for New Beginnings | Alexis

Cherry Oak Apartments will soon welcome 45 families who currently live in MDHA’s Cayce Place. Among them is Alexis, a mother whose remarkable story of resilience will inspire you. Watch above to hear how Alexis and her family are Built for New Beginnings.

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Built for Homeownership | Conswala

Not only has Conswala spent the majority of her life as a resident at MDHA’s J. Henry Hale Apartments, it’s the only home her two daughters have known. All that’s changing as Conswala takes the step to achieve a lifelong dream she’s been building – literally and figuratively – for herself and her family: homeownership. […]

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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.