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Housing for
the Homeless
and Mentally Ill

Some of our apartments are set aside specifically for homeless individuals suffering from permanent disabilities including mental illness, physicial disabilities, and HIV/AIDS. Residents living in these apartments have a full-time service coordinator to assist them with obtaining basic needs and increasing their income and independence.

Requirements:

  • Completed homeless verification form
  • Documentation of your disability
    • your SSI or SSDI eligibility letter OR
    • a disability verification form signed by a state-licensed qualified professional (medical services providers, certified substance abuse counselors, physicians or treating health care providers as stated in the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 423)
  • Those with arson convictions are ineligible.
  • Sex offenders with a lifetime registration requirement are ineligible.
  • Those with criminal convictions--particularly those related to drugs or violence--will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process (there is a waiting list for this program):

  1. Call (615) 726-2696, ext. 133 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 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.
  3. Complete your appointment at 822 Woodland Street; Nashville, TN  37206. Bring a photo ID  (state ID or driver's license), Social Security card, proof of mental illness, homeless verification, and proof of all income for the most recent 30-day period.  There is a $10 application fee and a $50 non-refundable reservation fee payable by money order only.  (Everyone 16 years of age and older who plans to live in your apartment should be present at the application appointment.)
  4. At your appointment, you will meet with a leasing consultant to review your application and ask additional questions.
  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 provide us with updated income information, give us your security deposit and first month's rent, 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.
  7. After you move in, your service coordinator will introduce himself or herself.