Guide to getting your stimulus money
This guide will walk you through the process of applying for your stimulus money. It also contains useful resources for obtaining the documents you need to apply, as well as information about where to cash it free of charge without a bank account. (Download a printable zine of this info here!)
Statistics & Handouts
- Guide to getting your stimulus money
- Statistics on Homelessness in Nashville handout
- How to Contact Your Local Elected Officials handout
- How a Bill Becomes a Law in Metro Council handout
- Open Table Nashville De-Escalation Guide
Videos & Films
- 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
- Open Table Nashville’s YouTube channel, with videos from past trainings
- Toxic Charity: How the Church Hurts Those They Help and How to Reverse It, Robert Lupton
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond
- 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, Steven Bouma-Prediger & Brain J. Walsh
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
- No Trespassing: Squatting, Rent Strikes, and Land Struggles Worldwide, Ander Corr
- The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space, Don Mitchell
- Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to Urban Revolution, David Harvey
- Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories for the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets, Craig Rennebohm
- Reckoning with Homelessness, Kim Hopper
- Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance & Discipleship, Edited by Laurel Dykstra
- The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted, Obery M. Henricks, Jr.
- Blessed Relief: what Christians can learn from Buddhists about Suffering, Gordon Peerman
- No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future, Joerg Rieger
- A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
- 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.
- No Safe Place, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty’s guide to fighting the criminalization of the marginalized along with their advocacy manual.
- 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.
- The 100,000 Homes Campaign: Cost Savings Assessment Summary: Analysis by Liana Downey & Associates suggests Community Solutions’ 100,000 Homes Campaign will save the US Federal Government approximately $1.3 billion dollars a year. This equates to an average savings of $13,000 per person housed. For every year these people stay housed, the government saves another $1.3 billion.
- Where We Sleep: Cost When Homeless and Housed in Los Angeles: Underwritten through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority by the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Corporation for Supportive Housing, The California Endowment, and the Economic Roundtable.
- TN Tennessee Landlord Tenant Law, clear and concise information on Tennessee landlord tenant law.
- COVID-19 and Homelessness in Nashville, resources on COVID19 for people experiencing homelessness, including specific information about individual service providers.
- Navigating COVID-19, this website lists organizations who have recieved grant money to help with direct financial assistant for Rent/mortgage assistance, Utility payment assistance and Food assistance.
- Nashville Homeless Mortality Surveillance, an online form where you can submit information about any individuals who were experiencing homelessness when they died or who had a known history of homelessness and died in Nashville, TN.