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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 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.

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.

MDHA will be accepting online applications for our Family properties based on the property's waiting list opening period as listed below. Please be advised that these new online applications are for our family public housing properties only.

Family Properties - Waiting List Opening Schedule

Cayce Place located at 701 South 7th Street ( Opens at Noon on February 10, 2017 and closes at 3pm CST on February 21, 2017)

Anyone needing assistance in completing an online application may call 615-252-8464 during normal business hours, or stop by the property during the property's open application period between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone needing access to a computer with internet service may visit a public library. MDHA will provide assistance to anyone needing help completing their online application at the property during the open application period.

Family Housing Occupancy Requirements: Family includes, but is not limited to the following, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status:
1. A single person, who may be an elderly person, displaced person, disabled person, near-elderly person or any other single person; or
2. A group of persons residing together and such groups include, but is not limited to: (i) A family with or without children (a child who is temporarily away from the home because of placement in foster care is considered a member of the family); (ii) An elderly family; (iii) A near-elderly family; (iv) A disabled family; (v) A displaced family; and (vi) The remaining member of a tenant family. Please refer to our communities website for these requirement details.

All eligible waiting list online applications submitted during each property's open waiting list period, will be ordered by date and time the online application was submitted. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply at each of these property's open waiting lists periods, but you will need to register a new username during the property's open waiting list period.

Attention applicants who registered for a MDHA Waiting List (Section 8 or Public Housing) prior to February 10, 2017: If you applied for other housing programs at MDHA and have not received any notices from MDHA, then those applications are still ACTIVE. However, you will need to register again for these new waiting list openings. You will need to click on the link located below the First Time Visitor area and create a new username. You may use the same email address as you used before. You will not be able to login as a Returning Visitor using your username registered prior to February 10, 2017.


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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