As you may already know, approximately 70 Nashville leaders representing a wide spectrum of organizations and sectors came together at the Downtown Partnership in February to learn and be part of the city’s new campaign to house our most vulnerable and chronic homeless neighbors. Our goal, as a community, is to end chronic homelessness within this decade.
The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, under the leadership of its director, Will Connelly, has made the commitment to lead the charge of this new campaign.
Connelly describes the role of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission as follows:
“The goal of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission is to increase access to permanent supportive housing for people experiencing long-term homelessness in Davidson County.”
The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission is NOT a direct service provider, he explained.
“We are a planning and coordination body,” Connelly said. “We are trying to bring innovations and new strategies to the community and bring folks together.”
Connelly said the Homelessness Commission will serve as the backbone of the community campaign by staffing the campaign and ensuring consistent communication among partners. He views the Commission’s planning and coordination role as “fostering collaboration among stakeholders to improve our local system by increasing the housing placement rate and helping people stay in housing.”
Click on the following link to view Will Connelly’s description of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission.