Jim Harbison is stepping down as executive director of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency. His resignation was announced Friday, noting that he will stay on through December to assist the transition to a new leader.
Listen / The widow of a man fatally shot at a Nashville public housing development is suing the city’s housing agency for wrongful death and negligence. Tia Fitzpatrick-Young brought the suit, for $2 million, over the death of her husband, Glen Young Jr. He was visiting his ailing sister at the Edgehill Homes when he was […]
Listen / The question was about as straightforward as they get for Curious Nashville. The MDHA training center named for Randee Rogers — who was she? The training center is a red brick lump of a building, located in North Nashville, right across from the old Werthan Packaging building.
Listen / A new affordable housing development for veterans broke ground in Nashville’s Edgehill neighborhood this week, just days before Memorial Day. The Curb Victory Hall will have 39 units for low-income vets. The aim is to keep them from becoming homeless.
Listen / For the first time, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is running local radio and TV ads, hoping to attract a different kind of tenant than it typically serves.
Listen / It’s more or less human Tetris. Moving families of varying sizes around Nashville’s largest public housing complex so it can be torn down and rebuilt. That’s because the city made a promise to overhaul the James A. Cayce homes without displacing low income families. And now, the city has the messy job of […]
Listen / Oakland Court in Murfreesboro is a small, sleepy complex. Driving through the 20-acre neighborhood filled with tidy lawns and compact brick homes, you may not even realize it’s public housing. But the city has plans to tear down and rebuild this development.
Listen / The last radio story in this series reveals the scope of The Promise, WPLN’s special podcast series. Reporter and producer Meribah Knight spent over a year reporting on life in the James Cayce Homes, Nashville’s largest public housing complex.
Listen / The relationship between James Cayce residents and Nashville police is a tenuous one. In this story, we explore two defining moments in Cayce: A viral cell phone video of a police officer being assaulted, and the most controversial police shooting in the city’s recent history. Both were caught on camera. And both reveal the strain between the […]
Listen / After Big Man, a resident of Nashville’s largest public housing complex, the Cayce Homes, meets his wealthy white neighbors up the hill, a friendship blooms. It’s the last thing he expected to happen. For months this house, an imposing white modern structure, had nagged at him. It’s very presence threatened his sense of […]