A 15-year-old Black boy was lynched by a white mob on Dec. 15, 1924. Despite a grand jury investigation, public outcry and a reward, no one was ever charged. Now, a new marker at the site of Davidson County’s last known lynching aims to share Samuel Smith’s story.
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The growth of Nashville’s population and surrounding counties can be felt on housing supply, transportation and other regional issues.
The Metro Action Commission is receiving an additional $9 million for hitting its initial goal of getting housing aid dollars into the hands of landlords and tenants.
A controversial proposal to build a 170-lot subdivision in a hilly, farm-adjacent area of Whites Creek was struck down by the Metro Planning Commission on Thursday — moving some residents, who have been fighting this development for years, to tears.
The city has received millions of federal dollars for housing assistance, but organizers say the issue is only growing worse.
Nashville has a new finance director — at least for the next few weeks.
Red Door Collective’s report shows that Nashville’s 37203 zip code, which roughly covers the Gulch and West End, had the most detainer warrants this past year. Still, there were fewer detainer warrants between January 2020 and March 2021 than in prior years recently.
Between October 2020 and July 2021, the city was able to use federal CARES Act money to permanently house 400 people consistently sleeping where humans aren’t meant to — shelters, outside and cars. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines this as literally homeless.
The group Moving Nashville Forward has raised money for the city’s first guaranteed income pilot study. They plan to give 25 North Nashville families a $1,000 monthly payment for 10 months, and researchers will study the impact.
Nearly 200 families have been displaced in Nashville since the Sixth Circuit Court ruled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t have the authority to issue eviction moratoriums.