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Metropolitan Homelessness Commission

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Governance Discussions

The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission is participating with MDHA and the community at large in governance discussions. MDHA secured technical assistance from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a company called Cloudburst Group. Please follow discussions and announcement online at the MDHA Continuum of Care page.

Housing Crisis Resolution System

In 2015, the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission partnered with MDHA and the Frist Foundation to hire a national consulting firm, Focus Strategies, to give our community advice on how to end homelessness. That advice is now available in the form of a final report and a set of recommendations.

You can read the Nashville Homeless System and Assessment Report & Recommendations here.

Additional Project Level Performance Reports are divided into housing types as follows:

Cold Weather

Winter weather is hard on people who sleep outdoors. Our community including Room In The Inn, Open Table Nashville, the Nashville Rescue Mission, OEM, the Mayor's Office, the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, Safe Haven Family Shelter, Mental Health Cooperative, 2-1-1, and others have come together to create a Cold Weather Community Response Plan. Please go to Room In the Inn or the Nashville Rescue Mission to seek shelter.

Homelessness Commission Initiatives and Programs

How's Nashville

The Homelessness Commission launched the How's Nashville campaign in 2013 to foster collaboration in our community around solutions for homelessness.

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How To Get Help

An online resource directory, Where to Turn in Nashville created by The Contributor is now available.

Information and Referral Request

Call 2-1-1 or Metro Social Services (during office hours 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) at 615-862-6432

Mental Health Crisis

Nashville Mobile Crisis: 615-726-0125

Domestic Violence Assistance

YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-334-4628

Police Assistance

Ambulance, Police, and Fire: 9-1-1
Nashville Police (Non-Emergency): 615-862-8600