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Write Your Tennessee Legislator to Support the CARE Act

The Compassionate Assistance and Right to Exist (CARE) act before the Tennessee legislature this session  has a real chance to improve how those experiencing homelessness are treated and facilitate our ability to help people in need. But time is of the essence if we hope to make a difference. The proposed Compassionate Assistance and Right to […]

URBAN PLUNGE FOR LEGISLATORS AND OTHER CONCERNED CITIZENS FRIDAY, MARCH 21st

The Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition is inviting the Tennessee Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and all Tennessee legislators to join us for an “urban plunge” to witness first hand some of the difficulties of living on the streets. We are still working out the details, but we will also include others on a space available basis. There […]

FAITH LEADERS AND HOMELESS ADVOCACY GROUP INVITE LEGISLATORS TO PENITENT REFLECTION AND ACTION ON ASH WEDNESDAY, CHALLENGE ALL TO GIVE UP HOUSING FOR LENT

March 4, 2014, Nashville, TN—Faith leaders will join with homeless advocates from the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition (NHOC) to celebrate an Ash Wednesday service, March 5th, at 8:00 a.m. on the steps leading up to the War Memorial Plaza. They invite all to gather as a community to participate in a liturgy of mourning and […]

60 Minutes looks at Homelessness in Nashville

Open Table Nashville and How’s Nashville featured as CBS 60 Minutes examines the 100,000 Homes campaign. While it’s true that a “housing first” approach saves a lot of money,  it also is the most compassionate and just thing to do. If you watch this, remember 60 Minutes focuses here on the chronic homeless, but homelessness defies […]

Homeless Memorial 2013: We Remember

Beautiful video of part of the Homeless Memorial Service held Saturday, December 14, 2013, filmed and edited by Russ Anthony (many thanks).

Homeless Memorial this Saturday, December 14

The annual Homeless Memorial is Saturday, December 14th. There will be a breakfast at 7am at Room in the Inn, a silent march to Riverfront Park at 8:30 (and transportation for people who can’t walk), and the memorial at 9 at Riverfront Park (at the intersection of 1st and Broadway). Come to all or part of it and […]

Death Prevention: Winter Emergency Warming Shelters

We are partnering with Open Table Nashville to provide volunteers  to staff the Emergency Warming Shelters when temperatures drop to 25 or below. Last January, Jimmy Fulmer froze to death on the steps of a church in Nashville. We never want to see that happen again, though sadly as many as 30 people die each […]

Help Reclaim the Right to Rest Thursday, December 12

Members of Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition will be bringing their lawn chairs and signs asking local government “Where have all our benches gone?” to the stretch of Church street by the Downtown Public Library on Thursday, December 12th from 11am -1pm.  Homeless individuals, formerly homeless individuals, and advocates plan to motivate their community to demand their […]

Help Bring the Benches Back!

  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Benches are vanishing from the downtown area! 29 benches have been removed by the Public Works Department in a 3 block area of downtown. 13 benches are missing on Church Street from 5th to 7th Ave and 16 are missing on Capitol Blvd. from Church to Union. We are mainly concerned that these benches […]

Where have all the Benches Gone?

For World Homeless Action Day, the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition went downtown in search of the park benches that used to provide places of rest for everyone. Everyone deserves a safe place to rest in the downtown area, but 29 benches have been removed from the 3-block area surrounding the Downtown Public Library. (13 benches are missing […]