Addressing Nashville’s Affordable Housing Crisis

We cannot end homelessness if we do not stop people from falling into it, and that requires affordable housing. Nashville is facing an affordable housing crisis: people whose families have been here for generations are being driven from the city, and not infrequently on to the street.

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Open Table Nashville believes there are four ways to make progress in addressing the affordable housing crisis in Nashville:

Building A Caring, Restorative Culture

Building a Caring, Restorative Culture

We believe in a culture of restoration, not condemnation and punishment.

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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Open Table Nashville is in collaboration with community partners to fight for more low-income affordable housing.

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Ending Unjust Criminalization

Ending Unjust Criminalization

Many of our friends experiencing homelessness bounce back after short episodes of homelessness. However, far too often people fall into chronic homelessness, making it difficult to get back on their feet.

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Insure Tennessee

Insure Tennessee

Beyond imposing immense suffering on people in the lower and middle class alike, the lack of physical and mental health insurance creates a collective burden to which we must respond.

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Resources:

Statistics on Homelessness in Nashville handout

How to Contact Your Local Elected Officials handout

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Metro Council handout