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Local nonprofits collaborate on building 150 single-family homes


For Immediate Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (3/3/23) – Three local nonprofit organizations have joined forces to purchase 54 acres in Antioch to develop a community of 150 single-family homes that will include affordable and market-rate housing.

New Level Community Development Corporation, Be a Helping Hand Foundation and The Housing Fund partner to acquire land for affordable housing. Funding for the land acquisition comes from a variety of sources, including Pinnacle Bank and Amazon.

“There’s quite a bit of multifamily development in Nashville. Most of the families we talk to say  they’re looking for a single-family home with a backyard,” says Mark Wright, Executive Director of Be a Helping Hand. “We serve families and their need for green space. We decided to focus on building the housing people say they’re looking for. Through this collaboration, we are able to address the affordable housing crisis in a more impactful way while providing the quality housing and green space that families need.”

Construction on the project is expected to begin by the end of 2023.

The project will include homes for mixed-income levels up to 120% of area median income, along with market rate opportunities for homeownership and for rent. 

About Be a Helping Hand Foundation

Empowers families and builds strong communities by providing safe, affordable housing, person-centered support, and green initiatives, including solar powered homes.

About The Housing Fund

Provides resources and creative leadership to help individuals and communities create and maintain affordable and healthy places in which low and moderate income people live.  

About New Level Community Development Corporation

Provide paths to prosperity through its housing and home ownership programs, especially for families.  


Affordable housing experts Marshall Crawford, Terri Skipper and Mark Wright spoke with The Tennessean Opinion and Engagement Director David Plazas.

Tennessee Voices: A conversation with Marshall Crawford, Terri Skipper and Mark Wright


For More Information:

Mark Wright

(615) 227.6000