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Nashville Promise Zone

Nashville is one of 14 urban communities designated as a Federal Promise Zone by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Nashville Promise Zone is a collaboration between the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), the Mayor’s Office, and six implementation partners.

The mission of the Nashville Promise Zone is to foster intensive partnerships among Nashville organizations that serve high-poverty neighborhoods, improve the collective impact of their service, and address revitalization through collaborative efforts. Based on this mission, the Nashville Promise Zone partners will address six primary goals:

  1. Increase access to quality affordable housing
  2. Create jobs
  3. Increase economic activity
  4. Improve educational opportunities
  5. Improve community infrastructure
  6. Reduce violent crime.


VISTA team with Mayor David Briley holding proclamation for National Service Day

Stephen Lamb, VISTA Leader
615-862-6000 Ext. 26048

Grace Cohen, VISTA Affordable Housing Coordinator
615-862-6000 Ext. 26046

Greg Gabis, VISTA Crime Reduction Coordinator
651-862-6000 Ext. 71756

Naomi Langley, VISTA Community Infrastructure Coordinator
615-862-6000 Ext. 26047

Shohreh Daraei, VISTA Education Coordinator
615-862-6000 Ext. 71764