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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 88-02 AMENDED

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

PHIL BREDESEN, MAYOR

Subject:    Coordination of Metropolitan Government Activities to Aid the Homeless

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County administers a variety of activities which are designed to assist the City's homeless population.

The United States Congress passed in June 1987 the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act which authorizes Federal funding for a wide variety of services for the homeless at the local level. Given the diverse nature of these activities which cross inter-departmental lines throughout the Metropolitan Government, it is necessary to create an administrative mechanism to facilitate effective coordination.

There is, therefore, hereby appointed an Inter-Departmental Task Force on the Homeless. Its responsibilities shall initially focus upon effective implementation of the Metropolitan Government's participation under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. This task force shall further serve as a vehicle to assess all homeless activities currently being conducted by the agencies and departments of the Metropolitan Government. It shall also make recommendations to the Metropolitan Mayor as to means by which available resources can be most effectively utilized to assist the homeless. This task force shall be composed of the following members:

        Executive Director, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, or his/her designee

        Director, Metropolitan Social Services, or his/her designee

        Executive Director, Mayor's Employment and Training Resources Agency, or his/her designee

        Executive Director, Metropolitan Action Commission, or his/her designee

        Director of Homeless Programs, Metropolitan Health Department

        Homeless Coordinator, Council on Community Services

        Director, Room in the Inn Program

For organizational purposes, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency shall serve  as Chairman. Staff assistance will be provided by MDHA. The Metropolitan Department of Law shall provide any necessary legal assistance.

Ordered this 31st day of October 1991.

Philip Bredesen
Mayor