Last Updated: 1/30/2013 1:47:41 PM
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
2950 Kraft Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-
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Mr. Danny J. Herron
Mr. Gil Fuqua
Board Chair Company Affiliation
Year of Incorporation
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity (2012)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years
Community Foundation Staff Conducted Site Visit when Developing Profile
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat family partnerships enable dignity of life for those who choose it and work to achieve it, help to create safer neighborhoods for more children, and facilitate a pathway of hope for those we serve. The success of our mission is ensured through the generous help of our caring community of donors and volunteers, who help us Build Better Lives.
“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” In the United States, it is a typical expectation that everyone will have the opportunity to live in a decent and affordable home, in a community that promotes opportunity and a better quality of life in a secure and attractive environment.
Families in poverty often do not achieve this expectation. Instead, many live in distressed neighborhoods, which often lack grocery stores, banks, and health resources. These neighborhoods typically have relatively high rates of crime and unemployment, as well as under-performing schools. Climbing out of poverty is even more difficult because of the lack of entry-level jobs in or near distressed neighborhoods, in combination with the lack of affordable housing in suburban communities where personal vehicles are often necessary to get to places of employment...
Homelessness is most visible in downtown urban settings, where individuals can be seen sleeping in public places and transporting their belongings in the stereotypical shopping cart. In reality, though, homelessness entraps many more people and families than those readily visible in typical urban environments. “Homelessness” implies that an individual or family does not have a permanent housing situation. According to this definition, individuals living in emergency shelters, transitional housing facilities, domestic violence shelters, or those traveling from couch to couch are all suffering from homelessness.
An estimated 9,113 homeless persons lived in the state of Tennessee in 2011. Twenty-six percent of those homeless persons resided in the Middle Tennessee region...
Tennessee's population grew by an impressive 11.5% from 2000 to 2010.
Browse our state's population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development, and view demographic information for specific counties on this interactive map, courtesy of NYTimes.
By MATTHEW BLOCH, SHAN CARTER and ALAN McLEAN | Source: Census Bureau; socialexplorer.com
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