Monthly Archives: May 2015


Partners who make the Residents Meeting work

The How’s Nashville Residents Meeting is one hour long and is open to all residents of permanent housing who have struggled with homelessness in the past. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at East Park Community Center to exchange ideas, give feedback, and enjoy a breakfast hour together.

The following partners are crucial in helping us organize our monthly Residents Meeting:

A big shout-out goes out to Catherine Mayhew, executive director of the CRC, and Paul Tyson, regional director of operations at Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. for their support, dedication, and willingness to help out whenever and wherever needed.




How’s Nashville – 2016 by 2016 Aim Statement

2016 by 2016 – How’s Nashville commits to a sustainable system that will end

  • Veterans homelessness by housing 595 Veterans by 12/31/2015;
  • chronic homelessness by housing 1421 individuals by 12/31/2016; and
  • all family and youth homelessness by 12/31/2020.

This is the How’s Nashville movement’s Aim Statement. This is what we stand for. This is what we are asking all our community partners to sign up for.

How’s Nashville is a collaboration, a movement, a community effort. It includes people from all sectors who join as individuals and through their organizations around the goal to end homelessness in Nashville.

Our newest campaign is called 2016 by 2016 – housing 2,016 homeless Veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

Please join the movement, contact Judy at to learn how.


March 2015 Housing Placement rate

2016 by 2016: Housing Placement Rates

Since the launch of How’s Nashville in June 2013 until the end of December 2014, our community has housed 900 people who are chronically homeless or extremely vulnerable. Starting in January 2015,¬†How’s Nashville launched the 2016 by 2016 campaign.

The 2016 by 2016 campaign reports out on housing placement progress for two groups: Veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness (including families).  The goal is to assist 595 local Veterans with permanent housing by the end of 2015 and 1,421 people experiencing chronic and/or vulnerable homelessness by the end of 2016.

Here are the housing placement reports for the first quarter of 2015:

  • January: 39 Veterans & 47 people experiencing chronic homelessness
  • February: 19 Veterans & 36 people experiencing chronic homelessness
  • March: 32 Veterans & 67 people experiencing chronic homelessness

How’s Nashville is a community movement and encompasses partners from the nonprofit, government and private sectors who work on ending homelessness in Nashville. Our numbers reflect community reports. The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission accumulates the numbers directly from its partner organizations and reports these totals back out.