Metro Development and Housing Agency


The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (“MDHA”) serves the citizens of Nashville by providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to thousands of families. 

Along with the expansion of its housing programs, MDHA has assisted over the years in all phases of land assembly, design and development, and has seen the initiation and completion of several downtown development projects during these decades of Nashville’s growth.

MDHA Memorandum of Understanding (pdf)

SEIU Endorsements for 2019 Metro Council Runoff Elections!

vote_500x279The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 announced their endorsed candidates for Nashville’s Metro Council runoff elections to be held on September 12, 2019.

The candidates were interviewed and chosen by a committee of rank and file members of our union. The members of this committee are Davidson County residents who work for Metro Government, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Nashville General Hospital. This committee chose to endorse:

[NOTE: You may choose up to four different candidates for the At-Large race]

At-Large    Burkley Allen
At-Large    Fabian Bedne
At-Large    Sharon Hurt
At-Large    Gary Moore
At-Large    Zulfat Suara

District 2    Kyontze Toombs
District 7    Emily Benedict
District 13   Russ Bradford
District 16   Ginny Welsch
District 21   Ed Kindall
District 30   Sandra Sepulveda

SEIU Local 205 chose not to endorse in the race for Nashville’s mayor. Click here to find out why.

Early voting takes place from August 23 through September 7. For a complete listing of polling locations, times, and other election information, contact the Davidson County Election Commission at 615-862-8800. Members seeking to volunteer for a campaign or for get-out-the-vote efforts should contact the union’s political department.

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Wage Improvements @ MDHA!

Union stewards for the MDHA chapter of Local 205.

Union stewards for the MDHA chapter of Local 205.

For nearly three years, employees at the Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA) in Nashville went without cost-of-living raises even though they were asked to do more with less thanks to several factors including a dip in Federal funding for the agency.

But thanks to solidarity along with a strategic plan that involved meetings with agency officials, board members, and local politicians, Local 205 was able to win a 3% wage increase in September.

“This was a long struggle, but worth the effort,” said Nat King Cole, a maintenance technician who serves as the chapter’s Chief Steward. “If we are going to continue to make improvements to our pay, benefits, and to services, we have to stick together and keep our union strong.”

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