Barry Moves Forward on Affordable Housing
Despite efforts in the General Assembly led by Franklin Rep. Glen Casada to thwart affordable housing initiatives in Tennessee’s cities, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is moving forward with a significant investment in an affordable housing plan.
The Tennessean reports:
Mayor Megan Barry on Monday pledged $10 million to boost affordable housing in Nashville, a jolt that would mark Metro’s largest one-time infusion of local dollars for the effort.
Her administration also launched an effort to more aggressively target vacant properties owned by Metro government for new affordable housing projects.
“As Nashville continues to grow, we have to ensure that all of our residents benefit from our city’s prosperity,” Barry said at a news conference with affordable housing advocates and council members. “And that means making sure that they have access to affordable housing options.
“My priority is to increase housing options for existing and future residents of Davidson County as quickly as possible,” she said. “We know that government can’t do it alone. It’s going to take partnerships in collaboration.”
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