It’s a crucial week for the U.S. Census, as the bureau’s workers attempt to count unhoused people at an estimated 49,000 locations nationwide, including shelters, campsites and meal programs around Nashville.
The Metro Nashville Police Department issued its first citation for a mask violation on Lower Broadway on Wednesday night. They cited and arrested a 61-year-old Black homeless man, promoting immediate criticism. The charge was later dropped.
As Nashville starts to reopen, the Metro Public Health Department says it’s taking enforcement seriously. This past weekend, the city made its first arrest for a violation of COVID-19 public health orders. A homeless man tried to escape a mandatory quarantine at the Nashville Fairgrounds emergency shelter, where more than 100 people have tested positive […]
Metro Public Health is monitoring a potential outbreak at a temporary homeless shelter, after four people tested positive for COVID-19.
Typically in Nashville, nearly a dozen group meals are available every day for people who are homeless. But COVID-19 has changed everything.
Listen / Young people in Nashville who are considered homeless can now get help paying rent for a couple of years. The city has decided to use a federal grant for rental assistance, rather than building new affordable housing.
A documentary that dives deep into the battle over a homeless encampment at Nashville’s Fort Negley is debuting this week.
Listen / The federal government has awarded Nashville $3.54 million as part of a national program to combat youth homelessness.
Listen / When temperatures drop this winter, Nashville will add another way of sheltering the homeless. Room In The Inn, which typically coordinates a network of temporary shelters, will start opening its own doors overnight, and there will be fewer rules about who can come inside.
Listen / After months of intense community resistance, a local non-profit is moving forward on a cluster of micro homes for the homeless in Woodbine. It’s been a controversial project for the neighborhood, resulting in shouting matches at community meetings and a lawsuit to stop it. Ingrid McIntyre, the co-founder of the Nashville nonprofit behind […]