Nashville, TN — Landlord in Davidson County can receive rewards when going into a one-year lease with a renter transitioning out of homelessness.
Metro Homeless Impact Division (MHID) assists property owners who work on housing vulnerable homeless populations. Property owners and managers who accept specific funds, such as the homeless assistance initiatives, may be eligible for MHID’s Landlord Mitigation Fund.
Among the several advantages of this program are the following:
- Rent coverage of up to two months rent (not to exceed $2,000) in the event of turnover
- Addition $1,000 in damages over a required security deposit
- Filling units with traditionally high turnover
- Support services for tenants from area NGOs
- Landlord information phone line
For those who took part in this program, MHID has also provided a Landlord Mediation Hotline.
Landlords may find themself in a disagreement with a renter at some point. Frequently, disputes arise over the physical qualities of the property, rent payments, the right to remain, and the provision of vital services. MHID has a Landlord Mediation Hotline for them to utilize.
According to MHID, the best strategy is to reach a direct agreement with the renter to avoid a misunderstanding. MHID recommends that your second action is to call the community partner with whom the renter has a relationship to assist in mediating any disagreements.
If you are eligible, you can submit your request through https://mhidnashville.weebly.com/landlords.html.
Property owners who need help filling vacant units or have general inquiries for the department may call Deon Trotter or Lizzie Goddard at 615-800-0195.