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About the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission

The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission is Metro’s planning and coordinating entity that brings advocates, nonprofit organizations, for-profit business leaders, government agencies, and the general public together to collaborate on solutions for homelessness in Nashville. It was created by Ordinance BL2005-582 to implement the city's Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

Commission leaders believe with a focused approach, Nashville will be able to end chronic homelessness within this decade. To that end, the Homelessness Commission launched a community campaign in 2013 called How's Nashville, which is a collaborative effort of community partners. The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission serves as the backbone organization of How's Nashville and provides planning and coordination services.

Meeting Notifications

Executive Committee Meeting: Every third Tuesday of the month, at 1 p.m. in the large conference room, Metro Social Services, 800 Second Avenue North, Suite 100.

The September Executive Committee Meeting has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m.

Full Commission Meeting: On the first Friday, every two months (January, March, May, July, September, November), at 9:30 a.m. in the Sonny West Conference Center, 700 Second Avenue South (Howard Office Building at the Fulton Complex). The November meeting has been moved from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8. Due to the holidays, the January meeting will be held on Jan. 10, 2014.


The Homelessness Commission recently updated and adopted a new version of bylaws.


The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission consists of 22 commissioners, 15 voting members (four of whom are Council representatives) and 7 non-voting, ex-officio members.

Progress Report

Please read our six-month Progress Report, which was release on July 12, 2013.

Staff Directory

Connelly, Will
Hausken, Doug
Assistant Director
Tackett, Judith
Communications Coordinator