The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission staff has been renamed as the Metro Homeless Impact Division. The Homeless Impact Division's goal is to provide expertise to the community in regard to building a Housing Crisis Resolution System. As such, the Homeless Impact Division provides staffing support to the Homelessness Planning Council, will serve as the community's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead (as soon as the transition is complete), coordinates a community response to street homelessness through its homeless outreach team, and leads efforts to continue to improve our community's Coordinated Entry System.
Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council
On July 3, 2018, the Metro Council adopted BL2018-1199, which created a new homelessness governance structure for Nashville-Davidson County. As part of that new structure, the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission ceased to exist. In its place, an independent board called the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council was created. The new Homelessness Planning Council serves as Nashville-Davidson County's Continuum of Care Governance Board. We will post new links as soon as we have an updated board site. In the meantime, for any ongoing CoC meetings, please visit 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:
Homeless Impact Division Initiatives and Programs
90 in 90 Campaign
The Metro Homeless Impact Division serves as the backbone organization to the 90 in 90 community campaign with the goal to house 90 Veterans in 90 days between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
We are in need of landlords who are willing to rent to Veterans. If you have a rental units and would like to participate in the 90 in 90 campaign, please contact our landlord liaison Deon Trotter at deon.trotter@Nashville.gov.
The 90 in 90 campaign is our community's effort to build a systems approach that is capable of ending homelessness for each Veteran within an average of 90 days. Our partners include: VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems, Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Centerstone, Room In The Inn, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), Matthew 25, Inc., Welcome Home Ministries, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Davidson County Veterans and Mental Health Treatment Court, Mayor's Office, and others who work with us to improve our community system to be able to house Veterans as quickly as possible.
Heat, cold, floods, and other extreme weather situations can be difficult to maneuver for people living outdoors. That's why our community has created an effort to coordinate among outreach, shelter, and government providers to ensure people have the needed information. Please follow the Extreme Weather Nashville Facebook page for updated information on where people should go to seek shelter. We always encourage people to access Room In The Inn's Day Shelter program and services offered by the Nashville Rescue Mission.
The Homelessness Commission launched the How's Nashville campaign in 2013 to foster collaboration in our community around solutions for homelessness. How's Nashville is our community's provider collaboration to help people experiencing homelessness with access to housing as quickly as possible. At its core, the How's Nashville campaign is the heartbeat of our coordinated entry system and focuses on frontline staff coordination and landlord outreach efforts.