Nearly 25% of Nashville households pay 50% or more of their income toward housing costs. We help to reduce the housing burden by offering over 750 apartments targeted to individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes.
Most of the people living at Urban Housing Solutions earn less than 50% of HUD's area median income; for a single person, that's just $22,700/year. As many as one-third of our residents were homeless before they came to us. Some are mentally ill, HIV positive, physically disabled, and chronically ill. In 2009, we provided affordable housing to over 1,200 men, women, and children.
We don't place time limits on how long someone may live at our properties. While most use us as a stepping stone, others choose to stay. Although most of our 18 locations are indistinguishable from for-profit apartment complexes, some have services designed to meet our residents' needs--free transportation, service coordination, computer labs, health fairs, and food distribution.