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OUR VICTORIES SO FAR…. AND WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED!

With little funding, tenant leaders with support of HomesForAll Nashville staff and volunteers have managed some amazing victories:

  • Established Nashville's first tenant union
  • Secured 290 units of low income housing in the redevelopment of Park at Hillside apartments
  • Hosted 70 tenants from across the South for 3 days of workshops and strategy building the first ever Southern Regional Tenant Assembly
  • Secured lease extensions for over 200 tenants at two flipped complexes, giving them more time to find new housing
  • Forced apartment owners to replace abusive management staff at 2 apartment complexes
  • Secured bi-lingual services at 2 apartment complexes where none existed before
  • Won major maintenance improvements at 3 apartments
  • Coordinated “Know Your Rights” trainings with over 115 tenants
  • Brought major media attention to tenant issues throughout Nashville
  • Been featured in the press 31 times, highlighting tenant issues, helping draw major public attention to the displacement and abuse of low-income tenants
  • Co-led the PATHE Coalition to expose the impacts of the housing crisis, forcing affordable housing to become a front and center issue in the Nashville's transit referendum debate

 

WHAT HFAN PARTNERS AND TENANT LEADERS ARE SAYING:

"The work of HomesForAll has been invaluable in helping build a tenant association that is achieving victories for themselves, while providing a blueprint for similar communities across Nashville." - Colby Sledge, Councilman

“Our children need good places to live… that’s how they’re going to progress and get better in the future. They need to see a liveable, possible future now!” - George Davis, Park at Hillside Tenants Association

“Legally, there was very little we could do to negotiate or change the situation. Having HomesForAll come in to assist residents in getting media attention and getting the story out so that the rest of the community was educated about what was going on really had a tremendous impact.” -Catherine Knowles, MNPS HERO program

“When we come together our voices are actually heard. We came together because we were struggling together. If one person didn’t have a house, the other one didn’t either.” -Nasteho Abdi-Dahir, Somali Community of Middle TN

“When we were standing on our own wishing there was something we could do, HomesForAll let us know that we actually could come together and do something and have a voice.” -Fatimah a-Hakam, Park at Hillside Tenant Association