ASK COUNCIL TO APPROVE $40.2 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Council Member Colby Sledge has filed legislation to allocate additional ARP funds for the Barnes Affordable Housing Trust Fund, to create a Catalyst Housing Fund for affordable housing purchases, and to create a centralized database of subsidized housing.
Please email your council member and ask them to vote YES for this substitute amendment!
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Read the substitute amendment to RS2021-1260 online here (page 32): https://nashville.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=E1&ID=909480&GUID=7118BE04-9C63-4850-AAF2-14BFDDD9FB13
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SUBJECT: FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, VOTE YES FOR SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR RS2021-1260
Dear Council Member,
Nashville has an unprecedented opportunity to make a significant and much needed investment in affordable housing.
Council Member Colby Sledge has filed a substitute amendment for RS2021-1260 that would increase allocation of ARP monies to $40.2 million for the Barnes Affordable Housing and Catalyst Funds.
Other major cities have also seized this unique opportunity to utilize their ARP monies to make significant investments in housing related initiatives in their communities including $50 million in Denver, $89 million in Louisville, $216 million in Austin.
Our city’s lack of affordable housing is an issue that affects every single person in this city in one way or another. We need to use this rare influx of federal dollars to ensure that every person in Nashville has a place to not only live, but to thrive. Will you co-sponsor this legislation or vote in support?