Are you a case manager who would like to refer a client to us? Please review our housing placement training presentation.
We offer a limited amount of specialized housing for the following groups:
- Single adults who are homeless*
- Single adults who are chronically homeless**
- Households in which all members are homeless* and at least one member has a documented mental illness, physical disability, or developmental disability
- Households in which all members are homeless* and at least one member is in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction (Journeys of Hope)
- Households in which one or more members is documented as HIV-positive
- People who are deaf or hard of hearing
For more information or to set up an application appointment, please call (615) 726-2696, ext. 110, 116, or 133 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Applicants for Journeys of Hope (homeless and in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction) should call our addictions specialist at (615) 726-2696, ext. 121.
2, Download a copy of our housing application and try to complete it before your appointment. Be sure to answer all of the questions completely.
3. Complete your appointment at 822 Woodland Street; Nashville, TN 37206. Everyone 16 years of age and older who plans to live in your apartment should be present at the application appointment. You will need to bring the following items with you:
- $10 application fee (payable by money order only)
- State-issued photo ID (student ID or work ID not acceptable)
- Social Security card for everyone who plans to live in the apartment
- Proof of all household income for the most recent 30-day period, including but not limited to:
- pay stubs from employment
- SSI or SSDI letter
- Food Stamps letter
- Printout from the State of Tennessee showing all child support received. If no child support has been received, we need a copy of the court order awarding child support and a written statement saying that you're pursuing all available means to collect the support owed to you.
- Families First printout
- Social Security
- Veterans Benefits
- Pension benefits
- Unemployment Benefits
- If you're self-employed, we need a current profit and loss statement and a copy of your most recent quarterly return with the Internal Revenue Service or annual return.
- Bank statements for all interest-bearing accounts
- Homeless form (if applying for the Supportive Housing Program or the SRO units at Mercury Courts or Fisk Courts)
- Disability Verification Form signed by a state-licensed source qualified to make the determination (if applying for the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and you do not have an SSI or SSDI letter)
- Proof of positive HIV status from a health professional or copy of HIV test results (only if applying for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, or HOPWA, program)
5. We will check your rental history, criminal background, and verify your income.
6. If approved and there is a vacancy, you'll come in for another appointment to sign your lease and other paperwork, go over the rules, and get your keys. If approved and there is not a vacancy at that time, your name will be added to the waiting list and we will contact you when an apartment becomes available.
*Homeless is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as:1. an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
2. an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is -
A. a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
B. an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
C. a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
**Chronically homeless is defined by the federal government as either:
- An unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR
- An unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.
Equal Housing Opportunity
|We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint by calling 1-800-669-9777 (toll free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).|