“Where to Turn in Nashville” is a comprehensive resource guide for Nashville if you or someone you know is looking for help. You can find the online guide here or order printed guides from The Contributor here. It is updated every year.
Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness , the best guide available to the practice of street outreach, written by the deeply experienced, thoughtful, and caring Ken Kraybill.
Equitable Development: Promising Practices to Maximize Affordability and Minimize Displacement in Nashville’s Urban Core, a 2015 study on development, gentrification, and affordable housing by Jim Fraser and other Peabody researchers.
Tent City U.S.A. An account of the struggles of some of our friends ins Nashville’s homeless community and advocates to preserve their fragile encampment and right to rest.
Criminalization of Homelessness, Paul Boden of WRAP offers a brief history of laws that criminalize people who are homeless.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime, TED Talk by Nadine Burke Harris
Wealth Inequality in America, 6 minute infographic video on perceived vs. actual wealth disparity in America.
LINKS TO OTHER GROUPS
National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC): A national organization with great resources based in Nashville and working for health care for those experiencing homelessness.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: A national organization fighting the criminalization of people experiencing homelessness with links to studies, reports, and resources.
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP): A group working to expose and eliminate the root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our communities.
Picture the Homeless: Organizing the leadership of homeless people to end homelessness in New York.
Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.): Powerful collective organizing for transparency, accountability, and access to housing and services in Memphis.
Toxic Charity: How the Church Hurts Those They Help and How to Reverse It, Robert Lupton
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,
Out of Place: Homeless Mobilizations, Subcities, and Contested Landscapes, Talmadge Wright
Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness, Randall Amster
Policing the Poor: From Slave Plantation to Public Housing, Neil Websdale
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice, Jeffrey Reiman & Paul Leighton
Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement,
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,