Donation to support housing for women and children
Nashville, TN – Mayor David Briley last week announced the Metro Housing Trust Fund Commission has approved recommendations from the Barnes Application Review Committee for more than $9.8 million in grants to support the development and rehabilitation of 362 affordable housing units, including $1.8 million to double the number of families served by Renewal House’s residential addiction treatment program.
“This is a great opportunity for Renewal House,” said Pamela Sessions, CEO of Renewal House, “We are grateful to Mayor Briley and the Barnes Fund for their leadership in helping us expand services to our women and their children by creating more housing capacity. On a typical day, Renewal House is filled to capacity with a waiting list of more than 60 women in need of its residential treatment housing.”
The mission of the Barnes Fund is to provide community-wide affordable housing in public-private partnership. These Metro awards of $9.8 million will leverage more than $45 million in outside funds to bolster the city’s affordable housing stock.