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Urban Housing Solutions, Inc. owns and operates 30 affordable properties in Nashville and Madison.  Affordable housing is our first priority, and we offer a variety of locations from which to choose.

Are you a case manager who would like to refer a client to us?  Please review our housing placement training presentation.


  • Good rental history (no evictions or problems following the rules in your prior or current living situations).  Applicants with two or more evictions will be disqualified.  Applicants with a financial eviction in the past five years must provide proof of landlord repayment or an active repayment plan.  Prior residents of Urban Housing Solutions who left owing money must repay the balance prior to consideration for residency.
  • Applicants in active bankruptcy will be disqualified.
  • Applicants who have a balance with Nashville Electric Service or Metro Water Service will be disqualified until the balance is paid in full.
  • 60 days or more of continuous, stable income adequate to pay your rent and other expenses (Day labor and unemployment compensation are not considered stable income.)
  • Upon approval, you are required to pay a full month's rent, deposit, and cleaning fee. If required to pay electric, you'll need to show an NES receipt with the electric in your name.
  • Those with arson convictions at any time will not be considered.
  • Those with recent criminal convictions, guilty pleadings, or probation/parole will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Individuals with multiple felonies and/or a pattern or drug-related or violent offenses will be disqualified.
  • Sex offenders may be considered for tenancy at certain properties, provided that it has been at least 10 years since the conviction or guilty plea.  Individuals with a lifetime registration requirement are not eligible for programs with income-based rent.

Application Process:

  1. Call (615) 726-2696, ext. 133 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday to make an appointment.  Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  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
    • If you are applying for an apartment with rent that's based on your income, you may also be required to provide one or more of the following documents:
      • 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)
  4. At your appointment, you will meet with a leasing consultant to review your application and ask additional questions.  Be sure to answer all of his/her questions honestly.  Dishonesty during the application process may result in the denial of your application for housing.
  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.

Equal Housing Opportunity

Equal Housing Opportunity logo 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).