MDHA RENTCafé – Napier Place
This portal is used exclusively for Napier Place only.

Napier Place is located in the South Nashville community at 648 Claiborne Street
Nashville, TN 37210

Named after the late prominent Nashville businessman James Carroll Napier, Napier Place is included in the Envision Napier-Sudekum Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant.

Affordable Multi-family Homes
with one, two, and three bedroom apartments

Napier Place is not accepting Online Applications at this time

Applying for Affordable Housing is always free. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), who funds the program, does not allow any agency to charge a family to apply. Beware of websites that charge a fee to apply for the housing program. These websites are not affiliated with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The only way to apply for MDHA housing is through MDHA’s official website.

All new online applications for Napier Place will utilize the nationwide RENTCafé portal service. If you're applying for this property, you will need to register a new unique User Name and Password and include a valid email address. Some applicants may already have a registered profile on RENTCafé for another property, whether it's at MDHA, or another housing agency, or property management company. If this is the case, you can use your registered RENTCafé email address, but you must register a new unique User Name for this property. Please review the User Name and Password instructions shown below before you start your initial registration process. After your application has been submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your registered email address confirming your application has been received.

MDHA will open the waiting list for Napier Place on a first-come, first-served basis from noon (CST) Wednesday, Feb. 12 until 3 p.m. (CST) Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Napier Place features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. This new online only application is more extensive than the previous online only application and will require additional time and information. Those interested in applying may view a sample of the new application data needed by clicking here. This sample form only shows what data we will need to complete your online application after you start the online application process. This will allow applicants to gather the information needed to complete the application ahead of time.

Anyone needing access to a computer with internet service may visit a public library.

If you need assistance with language interpretation or other accommodations or services, please call (615) 252-8464. If you have any questions, please email your questions to NapierPlace@Nashville-MDHA.org.

User Name Instructions

A User Name is a unique name that you define on your online application for this property. The User Name will automatically default to your email address. It should be changed to a new unique User Name if you are entering multiple online applications for many individuals, or if you plan to apply for other MDHA properties. Here are some User Name examples:

  • User Name Example 1:

I’m an individual and I want to be on the Napier Place waiting list. I can use my email address for my User Name, but I can also define my User Name to be a unique name that I can use exclusively for this property. Example: My name is Jane Doe and I’m applying for the Napier Place waiting list. So, I’ve decided to make my User Name be jdoenapier18. This unique User Name will always be associated with my Napier Place Waiting List online application created on 6/4/2018.

  • User Name Example 2:

I’m a social worker and I’m entering many online applications for my clients who do not have an email address or access to a computer. I can enter my email address for each online application, but I must create a unique User Name for each online application that I enter. Refer to the previous example if your client plans to apply at other MDHA properties.

Password Requirements

  • Must be a minimum of ten (10) characters.
  • Must contain at least one uppercase letter.
  • Must contain at least one lowercase letter.
  • Must contain at least one number.
  • Must contain at least one symbol (@, #, $, %, &, etc.).

Has your Contact Information changed?
Please remember to revisit this property's RENTCafé portal and update your RENTCafé profile as your contact information changes. Simply go to www.Nashville-MDHA.org and click on the Update My Housing Application and select this property. We want to make sure we can contact you when your name is called!


Email property questions to NapierPlace@nashville-mdha.org. Recommended web browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or later, and any mobile Android or IOS web browser. MDHA’s Statement on Non-Discrimination and Fair Housing polices.

Have you registered for this property? 

  • If you answer No, click the 'Click here to register' button below to get registered and start your online application. If you are asked for a registration code, select I do not have a registration code to continue.
  • If you answer Yes, please log in using your User Name and Password to resume or view your online application or to make changes to your contact information.

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  • Save your application and log in at any time to continue.
  • Check the status of your applications.
  • Use your account with multiple applications.
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