Our work is mindful of the increasing disparities in housing along economic lines. We are working to ensure that the housing needs of our community members are met and opportunity is available to all, with a focus on supporting women. North Nashville has a rich cultural history that has been systematically attacked by racist local planning policies and gentrification spanning the past fifty years. We want to protect and strengthen the culture and spirit of North Nashville by making sure that our neighbors are not displaced in the name of “progress” or “growth.” We know that in order to strengthen the community, women must be supported.
We provide individuals and families in North Nashville and the surrounding metropolitan areas with access to affordable housing that is sustainable, well-built, safe, comfortable, and clean. Our affordable housing program and person-centered support provides the strong foundation needed for underrepresented families to sustain a life of health, opportunity, and pride. Our program empowers North Nashvillians at risk of displacement by gentrification to afford to stay and live in their own community, in a home that provides the foundation to build generational wealth, ensuring opportunity for all of our neighbors.
Read more about gentrification in North Nashville in this Tennessee Tribune article that features our executive director, Mark Wright.
We partner with the Nashville Strong Babies project and other innovative, community-based agencies so that together we can provide a holistic approach to supporting women and families in the communities that we serve. This support begins with the foundation that is affordable housing.
Be a Helping Hand and our property management support Equal Housing Opportunity. We follow appropriate guidelines to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act, which declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status, or national origin. We comply with applicable state and local regulations. All of our affordable homes are available on an equal opportunity basis.