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Homelessness Commission

Description

On July 3, 2018, Metro Council approved Ordinance BL2018-1199, which eliminated the Homelessness Commission and instead created the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council. The Homelessness Planning Council will serve as the Continuum of Care Governance Board for our community.

This web page will be updated as soon as the new Homelessness Planning Council is in place. The first meeting of the Homelessness Planning Council is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

In June of 2014, the Metro Council approved Ordinance BL2014-777, which established the Homelessness Commission. It was organized under the auspices of the Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners.

The ordinance outlines the following duties and responsibilities for the Homelessness Commission:

  • To implement a coordinated and focused approach to ending homelessness and to develop measurable goals;
  • To assure participation of all stakeholders including homeless persons;
  • To maintain accurate, current data on homeless populations; and
  • To educate the public, service providers and other interested parties on issues related to homelessness.

For additional information, visit the official Homeless Impact Division web page.

Contact

Judith Tackett, assistant director

judith.tackett@nashville.gov

Members

Voting Members appointed by Mayor as per ordinance (11)
Name Representing Term
Liz Allen Fey, chair Business/ Community Jan. 1, 2016-June 30, 2018
Paula Foster Business/Community Sept. 11, 2016-Sept. 10, 2019
Bob Freeman Business/ Community Sept. 27, 2017-Aug. 31, 2020
Norman Humber Homeless Services July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019
John Krenson Homeless Services Sept. 27, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2020
Tim Leeth Homeless Community Sept. 27, 2017-Aug. 31, 2020
Charlotte Peacock Metro Social Services Board Sept. 27, 2017-Aug. 31, 2020
Wendell Segroves Homeless Community July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Theresa Skiles Homeless Community Sept. 27, 2017-Aug. 31, 2020
Charles F. Strobel Homeless Services July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Tom Turner Business/Community July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Voting Members appointed by Vice Mayor as per ordinance (4)
Name Representing Term
Mina Johnson Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Freddie O’Connell Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Tanaka Vercher Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Open Seat Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Non-voting, ex-officio Members or their designees representing Metro Government as per ordinance (7)
Name Representing Term Begin Date (no end date)
Steve Anderson Police July 1, 2005
Patrick Combs Nashville Career Advancement Center July 1, 2005
Cynthia Croom Metro Action Commission July 1, 2005
James Harbison Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency July 1, 2005
Adriane Harris Mayor’s Office July 1, 2005
William Paul Public Health Department July 1, 2005
Renee Pratt Social Services July 1, 2005