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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Success through Curiosity: Bryant Williams

Bryant Williams has always had a taste for trying something new. When he received a culinary scholarship, he discovered a special kind of drive that not only produced delicious results – it also provided him with an outlet for serving his community. “Once you find success, it’s human nature to want more,” Williams said. “We […]

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Built for Self-Care

From being a mother to working in health care, Roshea’s life has centered around others and meeting their needs. Now that her children are grown and she has completed her tenure in MDHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency program, Roshea has been prioritizing her goals while helping others realize their self-care routines – and, she’s nailing it. “Society […]

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Success through a Fresh Start: Samuel Orr

A fresh start can make all the difference on one’s journey to success. Samuel Orr experienced this not only figuratively in his personal life, but also literally through his professional endeavors as a manager and an entrepreneur who owns a commercial cleaning company. Orr lived with his family at MDHA’s Levy Place for several years […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions frequently asked by website visitors.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

How do I apply for MDHA affordable housing waiting lists?

MDHA opens waiting lists on a monthly basis. 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.