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Mayor Briley Appoints Hannah Davis Affordable Housing Program Manager

2/1/2019
Thomas Mulgrew 615-862-6461

Mayor David Briley, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission, today announced the appointment of social enterprise expert Hannah Davis to serve as his new Affordable Housing Program Manager on his Economic and Community Development Team.

In her role, Davis will primarily oversee the Barnes Fund, the housing trust fund that makes competitive grants to nonprofit housing developers in order to increase affordable housing options for Nashvillians. Mayor Briley has committed $9.5 million to the Barnes Fund for FY2019, as well as an additional $25 million to go towards affordable housing. Applications will open this spring for the next round of grants.

“Affordable housing is a top priority for my administration and finding the right person for this job has taken time but has been well worth the wait,” said Mayor Briley. “Hannah has spent her professional life bringing people together to enact positive social change – a skill that is essential for us to maximize the impact of the Barnes Fund and to help ensure affordable housing options for our workforce and for those in need.”

“I am overjoyed to be joining this dedicated team and support Mayor Briley’s vision of equity and opportunity for everyone in Nashville,” said Davis. “I am deeply committed to the work of creating affordable and attainable housing and am confident we will make great strides moving forward.”

Davis most recently served as Director of Community for the Social Enterprise Alliance, a national organization that provides social enterprises with resources and support, grows social entrepreneurship on a national scale and serves as a voice for more sustainable social impact.

Examples of this work include ‘Impact Lab,’ a weeklong program for high-growth social enterprises to prepare them to take on outside investment, and ‘Good Makers Market,’ an annual in-person marketplace that connects the community to the thriving social enterprise marketplace so the goods they buy can help the world.