Players in Affordable Housing — Other Allies

  • A VOICE — Group of advocates from various agencies, who came together to push for ways to reduce poverty in Nashville. NOAH and A VOICE have cooperated on affordable housing issues. Leaders include Avi Poster and Floyd Shechter

  • Metropolitan Social Services — Provides needs assessment of Nashville each year, using census and other data on specific needs of the county

  • Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) — State-wide organization working for immigrants and refugees, including residents in several apartment complexes being evicted for renovation of units and increase in rent

  • Open Table Nashville

    • Non-profit helping homeless people find housing
    • Advocates for more resources
    • Proposing “tiny house village” for homeless people coming out of hospital and in extreme situations
  • Dr. Jim Fraser, Vanderbilt University — Expert on affordable housing, has done studies for Metro Planning; has helped NOAH with data, studies, ideas

  • HomesForAllNashville — Local chapter of a national group, helping to organize tenants to fight displacement. Austin Sauerbrei is the organizer