Nashville tenants are standing up to displacement. Will you stand with them?
OVER 35% OF NASHVILLE HOUSEHOLDS TAKE HOME LESS THAN $35,000 PER year
Metro Social Services Community Needs Report 2015 p24
AVERAGE RENT FOR A 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT IS APPROX $1,500 PER MONTH
RentJungle as of Q2 2017
OVER 70% OF LOW-INCOME RENTERS IN NASHVILLE PAY OVER 30% OF INCOME ON HOUSING
Housing Nashville 2017 report
While Nashville's recent growth has put our city on the map in new ways, it has also forced many working class residents out of their homes and out of the county.
We've seen average rent rates almost double in five years, a massive selloff of affordable apartments to high end investors, and more and more reports of slum landlords who threaten tenants with eviction when they ask for basic maintenance requests.
The good news is, tenants are standing up.
The best way to make sure our rights are protected and that we don't get displaced from our homes is to work together.
When faced with rising rents or unfair treatment, there's little we can do alone. But when tenants organize with their neighbors to push for their rights and needs together, there is power to create change.