MDHA is committed to building diverse and inclusive communities and ensuring equal housing opportunities for all qualified residents and applicants. To that end, MDHA does not discriminate in any of its programs based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or familial status. Further, MDHA prohibits its contractors, subcontractors and vendors from discrimination.
MDHA conducts its business in accordance with the Fair Housing Act and other federal, state and local civil rights laws. For additional information on how MDHA ensures equal access in its programs and complies with civil rights requirements, please see below:
Do you need to request a reasonable accommodation or modification?
Individuals who have disabilities face unique challenges when searching for suitable housing and sometimes require accommodations to ensure the ability to fully live in their homes and participate in their communities. MDHA provides reasonable accommodations in its policies and programs and allows reasonable modifications to its physical space to afford qualified residents and applicants who have disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in its programs, services and activities. Landlords participating in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance programs are required to provide such accommodations and modifications.
If you are an MDHA resident and you or someone in your household needs a reasonable accommodation or modification, you may request such an exception by speaking with someone in your leasing office.
If you are an MDHA client utilizing a Section 8 voucher and you or someone in your household needs a reasonable accommodation or modification, you may request one from your landlord or you may contact MDHA for further assistance. For additional information, or if you believe your landlord has unlawfully denied an accommodation request, please contact HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity.
Do you have a hearing impairment requiring aids and/or services to effectively communicate?
When requested, MDHA will provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified residents and applicants who have disabilities so they can participate equally in MDHA programs, services and activities. This may include a qualified sign language interpreter, documents in Braille or other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.
For TDD services, call 615-252-8599.
Are you an MDHA resident or a Section 8 voucher holder who is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking?
If you are in immediate danger, contact 911.
Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are protected under federal law. MDHA does not discriminate against individuals because they are a victim of violence, and MDHA will maintain your confidentiality to the full extent required by law.
Do you believe you have been discriminated against?
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity or the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
Do you have additional questions?
The Fair Housing Act and other federal protections are complex and technical, and MDHA cannot provide legal advice on fair housing laws. However, you may contact the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Southeast Regional Office to request additional information.