Monthly Archives: September 2015

Move-In Success

Our community partnerships, which have strengthened through the How’s Nashville effort, have an immediate and real impact on the people we all serve. Take Richard, for example. He was identified by partner agencies who provide direct services as one of the most vulnerable veterans in our community. (We all are using an assessment tool called the VI-SPDAT).

This week, thanks to the hard work and collaboration of the Mental Health Cooperative, Urban Housing Solutions, and the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, Richard was able to move into permanent supportive housing. We are working together to help people who are experiencing street homelessness (sleeping in the street or in shelters) and are extremely vulnerable move into housing and wrap services around them to help them remain in housing long-term.

Please support our efforts and consider making a donation to How’s Nashville to help cover move-in costs for people like Richard.

 

Online giving

You can now donate online through our new online giving process. Your contribution will go directly into the How’s Nashville fund at the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission.

Your donation will pay for move-in costs including rent & utility deposits, basic furniture, and essential household goods. We are also utilizing these funds to remove barriers to housing by paying for ID and birth certificate replacements, owed back rents, back payments for utilities, and other expenses that prevent a person from renting a place.

If you prefer sending a check, please make it out to “How’s Nashville” and mail it to Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, attn. Will Connelly, PO Box 196300, Nashville, TN 37219-6300.

You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your donation. Thank you!

Please consult with your tax advisor on your contribution. The following information is listed on the IRS Webpage: “Charitable contributions to governmental units are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code if made for a public purpose.”