Affordable Housing Assistance

This housing program is administered through the Community Development Department and helps make the dream of homeownership a reality for low-income, first-time homebuyers in the City of Murfreesboro. The Affordable Housing Assistance Program is funded with Community Development Block Grant Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

To qualify, applicants must: 

  • Complete a HUD approved homebuyer education course
  • Provide 1% cash towards closing 
  • Home must be within Murfreesboro City Limits
  • Must meet HUD income limits (updated annually)

Lead-Based Paint

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint which can pose serious health hazards. The City requires all housing units built before 1978 and financed through the Affordable Housing Assistance Program to be tested for the presence of lead and be cleared by a certified risk assessor prior to funding the real estate transaction. The assessment and one clearance test will be paid by the City with program funds. The potential presence of lead hazards is disclosed to all parties in a pre-1978 transaction.