Move-In Day for John Henry

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, was a special day for John Henry, who has experienced homelessness off and on for years. He said he first became homeless as a teenager. His last permanent housing was over a year ago. The night before his move-in, he spent at the Nashville Rescue Mission.

He is a Contributor vendor and when he heard about the current struggles of The Contributor, Nashville’s street paper, he immediately started thinking about what he can do to encourage his clients to make a tax-deductible donation to The Contributor, which is struggling to keep the paper published. The income from the paper sales is what will pay his rent for now.

John is a writer and has published articles in The Contributor. He also agreed to support the How’s Nashville campaign by sharing his story and writing a blog entry for us in the near future. Yesterday, Open Table Nashville, moved John into his new apartment. He signed his lease, received his keys and helped move the furniture in. Congratulations, John!

How’s Nashville partners are in need of landlords willing to work with us to move more people like John Henry from the streets into permanent supportive housing. Please contact Will Connelly at will.connelly@nashville.gov if you have affordable housing opportunities.

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