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CONNECTING TEACHERS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES IN NASHVILLE

Affordable housing and top-notch education are two of Mayor Megan Barry’s top priorities.

“We have to set aside housing at prices that educators can afford. Nashville is as attractive to young people as ever, but we have to make sure we’re also offering the right salary, benefits and culture.”

– From Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

WHAT IS “AFFORDABLE?”

Housing is considered affordable for a particular family or individual if it costs equal to or less than 30% of their income. For example, for a family that has an income of $60,000 annually, housing that costs $18,000 per year ($1,500 per month) would be considered affordable. Thus, whether a particular housing option is affordable is relative to the financial position of the family or individual.
Use one of these affordability calculators to see what housing options are within your budget:

PLANNING TO RENT

Use this calculator to determine what amount of rent fits your budget

READY TO BUY

Check out Zillow’s mortgage affordability calculator.

WHY NASHVILLE?

Nashville has never been more vibrant than it is today and the energy of the city continues to grow along with its population, its attractions, and its reputation as the South’s most fun-filled and hospitable “It” city. With 21 colleges and universities in the area (including the nation’s number one graduate school of education), a music scene second to none, acres of parks and greenways in all areas of the city, fabulous restaurants featuring all cuisines, and unique neighborhoods, Nashville is an outstanding place to live and work.

While Nashville offers a warm and welcoming embrace for all who wish to call it home, the city holds in its heart a special place for educators. In addition to the unwavering support from the Office of Mayor Megan Barry, community organizations like Alignment Nashville, PENCIL, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation help hundreds of businesses, congregations, nonprofits, and other organizations find meaningful ways to serve Metro Nashville Public Schools, with each fulfilling a unique role in supporting educators, empowering families, uplifting schools, and inspiring students.