Welcome to Online Applications
Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency

Applying for Public Housing assistance online is a free, quick, easy and secure way to submit a pre-application.

Please note: Applying for Low-income Public Housing is always free. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), who funds the program, does not allow any agency to charge a family to apply. Beware of websites that charge a fee to apply for the housing program. These websites are not affiliated with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The only way to apply for MDHA housing is through MDHA’s official website.

Public Housing Waiting List Pool Registration

In order to apply online, you will need to complete the New Applicant Registration section where you will create a user name and password and then complete the Contact Details section where you will provide your full name, address, social security number and a valid email address and phone number.

If you do not have an email address, one may be obtained by visiting one of several free email providers, including Gmail.com, Hotmail.com, and Yahoo.com. Once you have registered and provided your contact details, you will be able to begin completing your pre-application.

The online pre-application requires that two sections be completed — Basic Details and Waiting List. Please make sure all required information is entered and check all applicable boxes. As you complete each section, click the Save and Next button at the bottom of the page to continue to the next page. If you need to go back to the previous page, you can do so by clicking the Previous button. If you are unable to complete your application, you can log out and return at a later time. Make sure you save the pre-application before logging-out. Your pre-application will not be complete until you have clicked the Submit Application button and receive a Confirmation Number. If you submit your application and do not receive a confirmation number, you must contact the MDHA Asset Management office via email at assetmanagement@Nashville-MDHA.org. MDHA will not address online application issues after the deadline to submit an application expires and the waiting list(s) are closed.

MDHA will accept applications ONLINE ONLY for our 4 or 5 bedroom units for our traditional family housing properties beginning Monday September 21, 2015 at 7:30am and ending Tuesday October 6, 2015 at 4:00pm.

Traditional Family Housing 4 or 5 Bedroom Occupancy Requirements : Our four bedroom apartment occupancy standards require households to be a minimum of five person or a maximum of eight persons. Our five bedroom apartment occupancy standards require households to be a minimum of seven person or a maximum of ten persons. Applications must meet these occupancy requirements in order to be eligible for our 4 or 5 bedroom units.

Applying online is convenient, fast and you’ll be notified immediately by e-mail that your application has been received. In order to apply online, you will need to register a userID and password. You must also have a valid e-mail address.

Anyone needing access to a computer with internet service may visit a public library. Anyone needing assistance in completing an online application may call 615-252-8464 during normal agency business hours.

The MDHA Communities where our 4 or 5 Bedroom units for Traditional Family Housing apartments are located:

Cayce Place - 701 South 7th St ( MAP )

Edgehill Apartments - 1277 12th Avenue South ( MAP )

Sudekum Apartments - 101 University Court ( MAP )

Cumberland View - 2316 25th Avenue North ( MAP )

Neighborhood Housing - 1201 Hawkins Street ( OFFICE MAP )

All eligible applications submitted during September 21, 2015 at 7:30am and October 6, 2015 at 4:00pm will be assigned a random lottery number and have an equal chance of being placed near the top of the waiting list. Each applicant’s position on the waiting list is NOT on a first-come, first served basis. It’s NOT necessary to stand in line or rush in on the first day to be one of the firsts to submit an application. The date and time, an application is submitted, will have no effect on an applicant’s position on the waiting list. More information on how the process works will be available when the application is completed.

Attention applicants who have already registered for a MDHA Waiting List (Section 8 or Public Housing) prior to September 21, 2015: If you registered and applied to be included on any Waiting List that MDHA had open prior to September 21, 2015, you will need to register again by clicking on the link located below the First Time Visitor area and you will need to use a different username than you last used. You may use the same email address as you used before. You will not be able to login from the Returning Visitors area using the username that you registered prior to September 21, 2015.

Notice: Online Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Click here if you need to update your active application

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MDHA provides equal opportunity and does not discriminate based upon race, color or national origin in access to or in operation of any program or services provided by MDHA. If you need assistance with language interpretation or other services, please call 615-252-8464. A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) 615-252-8599 is available for the hearing impaired.

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