Judith Tackett, Metro Homelessness Commission
Nashville has a steady population of people experiencing literal homelessness, meaning they live in shelters, on the streets, in cars, and in other places not meant for human habitation. Drive to End Chronic Homelessness will incentivize individuals 18 and older by allowing them to access the city’s bus system. To receive an annual bus pass, however, each person must actively work with a housing navigator on solving their housing crisis.
The Drive to End Chronic Homelessness program goals are:
- To incentivize people and housing navigators to move people to permanent housing as quickly as possible
- To increase income, which then will allow Drive to End Chronic Homelessness participants to purchase their own bus passes and become regular clients of the MTA bus system.