My biggest complaint:
Peggy’s hands were always tied (even though she couldn’t name a person above her). While living there, I had TWO mold issues - in which I paid a lot of out of pocket costs because Peggy had no ounce of empathy. The first mold issue took 3.5 months to “fix.” The second mold issue was due to their lack of thoroughne
DO NOT RENT HERE. It’s not worth the trouble. Now I’m fighting Peggy for my security deposit because she input the wrong forwarding
Thanks to the Metro Council members who journeyed with us today! Six nonprofit housing agencies sponsored a bus tour that showed guests how the nonprofits are helping to solve the affordable housing crisis in Nashville and what we need to make an even bigger impact!
Our nonprofit partners were: Affordable Housing Resources, Be A Helping Hand, Habitat, New Level Community Development Corp., and The Housing Fund.
Yesterday, Julia Green Elementary School in Nashville donated over 300 cans of green beans to UHS! These will be used for our Last Saturday Dinners throughout the upcoming year.
A huge thanks to all the students for their amazing efforts!
Would you mind living next to security guards, bus drivers, adjunct professors, web designers, childcare workers, or bank tellers? These people are just some of the people needing affordable housing. Say yes to affordable housing in your back yard!
Here's an UHS success story!!
Mr. M. moved out of his two-bedroom apartment last week after residing there for more than three years. Mr. M. has worked hard, saved, and prepared for this day, the day he is able to buy a home for his children and himself. Mr. M. is proof that many individuals come to UHS with the hope they will someday be able to afford their own home, making UHS properties a very important transition period in many people’s lives.
UHS knows the importance of community support. So, our own Kelsey Oesmann spoke on a panel a community meeting about Nashville's transit plan and the relationship to affordable housing.
Thank you to all of our panelists, including Councilmember Nancy VanReece - NVR4District...8, Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15, Brandy Lamb of FiftyForward Madison Station, Laura Knotts Jennings of Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Kelsey Oesmann of Urban Housing Solutions, Inc., Adriane Bond Harris from Mayor Megan Barry's office, and our very own Meredith Kelsey of #TransitForNash.
The Last Saturday Dinner was a huge success! Montgomery Bell Academy cooked up an amazing meal for our residents who thoroughly enjoyed it! Photos show MBA students cooking, preparing tables, serving food, and cleaning up. Thanks MBA for a stupendous job!
Urban Housing Solutions has been part of Mayor Barry's Affordability + Transit Task Force. It recommended at least $100 million in new funding be made available to develop and preserve affordable housing and commercial space in and around high capacity transit corridors.
Check out the link to find out more!
It looks like Nashville's finally thawing after the ice and snow of the past week. Wintry weather didn't slow down UHS. Our maintenance teams used dozens of bags of salt to keep our steps and sidewalks clear. We had 7 new residents sign leases and move in. Service Coordinators stayed connected with residents to ensure basic needs were met. And it's never too cold to think about new ways to address the need for affordable housing in our city. #nosnowdays;
One of the main ways UHS subsidizes the rent for our formerly homeless resident comes from this program. We're glad to see this good news!
Did you know there's a Girl Scout troop for girls experiencing homelessness? UHS does and we're grateful that the troop helped make disaster kits for our residents. A girl's housing status should not determine her opportunities. We're glad to partner with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee and can't wait to see what the future holds for this troop!