Welcome Home! is a coalition of Nashvillians advocating for a comprehensive, inclusive, and adequately funded plan to address the urgent need for affordable housing in our city.
This is our call to ensure a home for everyone.
We must act now with a comprehensive plan for affordable housing: To help keep current residents in their homes and welcome in their neighborhoods, and to support the development of attainable housing opportunities in our rapidly growing city.
Dedicated fundinG • PRESERVATION OF NASHVILLE NEIGHBORHOODS
REAL ACCOUNTABILITY • LEGAL COMMITMENT
THe NASHVILLE HOUSING CHALLENGE
1. the affordable housing deficit
According to the Mayor’s Office, we have a deficit of over 18,000 affordable housing units today. This deficit is expected to grow to 31,000 by 2025 if we do not take action now.
2. Hot Housing Market = Displacement of Our Communities
Right now, the real estate industry has no reason to build affordable housing. The growing market for high end housing is forcing everyday middle and working class people out of the city.
3. the opportunity
The good news is, there are many qualified affordable developers that are itching to build housing. But currently, there are very few financing tools to allow them to compete in the market.
The welcome home campaign platform
1. Dedicated Funding
Dedicated funding would allow Metro to open up a “revolving loan fund” to provide a total of $100-120 million per year for affordable housing over the next 8 years.
2. Community Land Trust
A Community Land Trust would be a city-led non-profit designed to purchase land and existing housing stock for the sole purpose of creating permanently affordable housing.
3. Municipal Land Bank
A Municipal Land Bank would consolidate underused public land and make sure it is being put to best use for the community.
4. Housing Scorecard
With all these great tools in place, we still need make sure we can track progress. The “quarterly housing scorecard” would be a publicly accessible report showing how many units of affordable housing have been built, preserved and lost.
A VOICE for the Reduction of Poverty
Affordable Housing Resources
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
Community Resource Center
Davidson County Young Democrats
Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership
Edgehill United Methodist Church
Fifteenth Avenue Baptist CDC
Habitat for Humanity Vanderbilt University Campus Chapter
Islamic Center of Nashville
Justice For Our Neighbors
McKendree United Methodist Church
Metro Human Relations Commission
Metro Nashville Community Budgeting
N.O.A.H. Affordable Housing Task Force
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition
Nashville Jewish Social Justice Round Table
Nashville Peace & Justice Center
New Level Community Development Corp.
Social Enterprise Alliance, Nashville Chapter
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Tennessee Alliance for Progress
Tennessee Equality Project
Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce
The Nashville Food Project
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee
News & UPDATES
Nashville organizations band together on new affordable housing coalition
A group of Nashville nonprofit, labor and religious organizations launched an advocacy campaign Monday aimed at lessening the city's affordable housing shortage. See More>>
Make affordable housing for 'least among us' a priority
Re: “Nashville needs more affordable housing now, alliance says,” by Joey Garrison, Jan. 19.See More>>
Women's March Video: Odessa Kelly
Nashville native, Odessa Kelly speaks about her life growing up in nashville, and the need to fight for affordable housing.See More>>
Affordable Housing in Nashville: Not now, not never
Nashville, the progressive Southern “it” city, charmed the nation in 2017 with a mix of explosive creativity, a hot job market, and booming land and real estate prices.See More>>