City leaders, MDHA break ground on Germantown mixed-income apartments

Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 19:35:55-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new concept of how to do affordable housing is taking hold in Nashville.

The Metro Development and Housing Agency broke ground Thursday on the city's first new HUD rent-subsidized apartments in three years.

The Randee Rogers Apartments will have 100 apartments in total, each priced for a different group of people.

There will be 50 HUD subsided housing units, meaning a renter would pay 30% of their adjusted income and HUD would cover the rest. It will also include 25 workforce units and 25 normal market rate apartments.

City officials say they won't have any problems filling up the units due to the development's great location.

"Well it's fantastic. You're right downtown, you can walk to all the fun things to do in Nashville. You don't have to commute any distance at all to get to work," said MDHA Executive Direction Jim Harbison. "It's got all the amenities you'd ever hope to have in any place in the country, but certainly not in town. This is a great place to live"

The project is scheduled to finish up in 2021.