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2018-19 Community Partnership Fund: Preventing Family Homelessness

Five area non-profit agencies were awarded $40,000 each from the 2018-19 Metro Community Partnership Fund (CPF) for priority area Financial Security, with the goal of Preventing Family Homelessness and Displacement. Below is the Scope of Program for each of the agencies, and CPF contact information for each. The Metro Social Services CPF Coordinator is Lee Stewart.

The ARC Davidson County & Greater Nashville

Grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and The ARC Davidson County & Greater Nashville

This Grant Contract issued and entered into pursuant to Resolution No. RS2018-1333, by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”), and The ARC Davidson County & Greater Nashville, (“Recipient”), is for the provision of services to help low Income individuals and families In Davidson County overcome economic crisis and avoid homelessness, as further defined in the "Scope of Program".

Scope of Program

The Recipient will use the funds to provide homelessness prevention services to low-income residents of Davidson County:

Through the TN Family Support and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs, The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville (ARCDC) serves families that have school-aged or younger children with severe disabilities, as well as adults with severe disabilities who live with their families. With the CPF Financial Security Grant, ARCDC would be able to assist a minimum of 68 individuals or families with a one-time allocation of up to $500.00 in order to prevent eviction and/or the interruption of utility services for at least 30 days. The amount would be paid directly to the landlord/mortgage companies and/or utility services, allowing our clients to remain in their homes and giving them time to seek a more permanent solution.

Agency CPF Contact Information

Lorie M. Golden, Director of Family Support

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Catholic Charities of Tennessee

This Grant Contract issued and entered into pursuant to Resolution # RS2018-1333, by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”), and Catholic Charities of Tennessee, (“Recipient”), is for the provision of services to help low Income individuals and families In Davidson County overcome economic crisis and avoid homelessness, as further defined in the " Scope of Program".

Scope of Program

The Recipient will use the funds to provide homelessness prevention services to low-income residents of Davidson County:

  • Housing Stability Goal: That each family served will achieve housing stability.
    • 100% of clients will be able to maintain housing through the prevention of the eviction by being able to “pay and stay” or by ensuring that the utilities remain intact and therefore will not lead to an eviction.
  • Increase Financial Stability Goal: That each family served will increase their financial stability.
    • 100% of clients will develop a budget as part of case management at time of case opening. The budget will be reassessed on a quarterly basis and with change in income.
    • 100% of clients will be referred to the United Way Financial Empowerment Center for free one on one budget counseling.
  • Employment Goal: That each family served will have a stable source of income.
    • Opportunities for securing and maintaining employment goals will be planned as part of individual action plans for 100% of Clients.

With this CPF funding the FEP will be able to assist at least 20 new families with their direct assistance needs. Through experience we are working with the guideline that many families may need approximately $2000 of assistance due to legal fees and rental arrearages for an eviction. The money will be used to cover rental arrearages, legal costs, utility arrearages, utility reconnection fees, and rental/utilities fees moving forward. All clients will be eligible for this financial assistance, but assistance will be decided on a case by case basis based on need and likelihood of stability moving forward.

Agency CPF Contact Information

John Michael Ford
615-760-1014

NeedLink Nashville

Grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and NeedLink Nashville

This Grant Contract issued and entered into pursuant to Resolution # RS2018-1333, by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”), and NeedLink Nashville (Recipient”) is for the provision of services to help low Income individuals and families In Davidson County overcome economic crisis and avoid homelessness, as further defined in the " Scope of Program".

Scope of Program

The Recipient will use the funds to provide homelessness prevention services to low-income residents of Davidson County:

  • At least 175 Davidson County households will receive rent and utilities assistance and resource counseling
  • At least 90% of clients receiving rent assistance will maintain residency for at least 30 days
  • At least 90% of clients at risk of utilities disconnection will result in 30+ days of uninterrupted service
  • At least 90% of clients that receive assistance with reconnection or utility deposit will have heat, water or power restored.

Agency CPF Contact Information

Gay Eisen
615-269-6835 extension 4

Operation Stand Down Tennessee

Grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Operation Stand Down Tennessee

This Grant Contract issued and entered into pursuant to Resolution No. RS2018-1333, by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”), and Operation Stand Down Tennessee, (“Recipient”), is for the provision of services to help low Income individuals and families In Davidson County overcome economic crisis and avoid homelessness, as further defined in the " Scope of Program".

Scope of Program

The Recipient will use the funds to provide homelessness prevention services to low-income residents of Davidson County:

Funding provided by the CPF will be used to provide emergency shelter to homeless Veterans and/or their family members in hotels when shelter beds at other community shelters are not available. This will get the Veteran off the streets or out of living in their car while the Veteran works with a case manager to develop a service plan to locate and obtain permanent, affordable housing. Measurable outcomes will include the number of Veterans served, the number of emergency shelter bed nights provided, and the number of Veterans who obtain permanent housing while receiving assistance. The estimated number of unduplicated Veterans to be served during the course of one year is 100.

Agency CPF Contact Information

Ms. Lori B. Ogden, CFRE
615-248-1981 extension 106

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Safe Haven Family Shelter

This Grant Contract issued and entered into pursuant to Resolution No. RS2018-1333, by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”), and Safe Haven Family Shelter, (“Recipient”), is for the provision of services to help low Income individuals and families In Davidson County overcome economic crisis and avoid homelessness, as further defined in the " Scope of Program".

Scope of Program

The Recipient will use the funds to provide homelessness prevention services to low-income residents of Davidson County:

Safe Haven Family Shelter serves families experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness in Davidson County that have school-aged or younger children. With the CPF Financial Security Grant, Safe Haven would be able to assist a minimum of 29 families with an allocation of up to $3,000 in order to prevent eviction or divert families from the shelter system.

Agency CPF Contact Information

Collen Mayer, Chief Operating Officer
615-256-8195 extension 104