Entries by TCHAdmin

Write Your Tennessee Legislator Today to Support the CARE Act

The Compassionate Assistance and Right to Exist Act (CARE) before the Tennessee legislature this session has a real chance to improve how those experiencing homelessness are treated and facilitate our ability to help people in need. But time is of the essence if we hope to make a difference. The proposed CARE act, aims to do […]


March 4, 2014, Nashville, TN—Faith leaders will join with homeless advocates from the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition (NHOC) to celebrate an Ash Wednesday service, March 5th, at 8:00 a.m. on the steps leading up to the War Memorial Plaza. They invite all to gather as a community to participate in a liturgy of mourning and […]

60 Minutes Covers 100,000 Homes in Nashville

Open Table Nashville and How’s Nashville featured as CBS 60 Minutes examines the 100,000 Homes campaign. While it’s true that a “housing first” approach saves a lot of money,  it also is the most compassionate and just thing to do. If you watch this, remember 60 Minutes focuses here on the chronic homeless, but homelessness defies […]

Family Promise of Blount County raises $46,946 for Housing

Family Promise of Blount County raised $46,946 for housing at their “Heart for the Homeless” banquet last week. They invited former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson, whose NFL career was sidelined by an injury, to speak to the crowd of about 400: “Life hits all of us. If you haven’t got hit yet, […]

Homeless Memorial 2013: We Remember

Beautiful video of part of the Homeless Memorial Service held in Nashville on Saturday, December 14, 2013, filmed and edited by Russ Anthony (many thanks).

Death Prevention: Winter Emergency Warming Shelters

The Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition is partnering with Open Table Nashville to provide volunteers  to staff the Emergency Warming Shelters when temperatures drop to 25 or below. Last January, Jimmy Fulmer froze to death on the steps of a church in Nashville. We never want to see that happen again, though sadly as many as […]

Help Reclaim the Right to Rest Thursday, December 12

Members of Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition will be bringing their lawn chairs and signs asking local government “Where have all our benches gone?” to the stretch of Church street by the Downtown Public Library on Thursday, December 12th from 11am -1pm.  Homeless individuals, formerly homeless individuals, and advocates plan to motivate their community to demand their […]

Memphis H.O.P.E Holds “Know Your Rights” Workshops

Memphis based H.O.P.E (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) hosted their sixth “Know Your Rights” workshop November 16th to fight police harassment and criminalization. They have also been meeting with members of the Memphis Police Department to work on improving the relationship between Memphis homeless and the Memphis police. See the article here. The Nashville […]

Help Bring the Benches Back!

  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Benches are vanishing from the downtown Nashville area! 29 benches have been removed by the Public Works Department in a 3 block area of downtown. 13 benches are missing on Church Street from 5th to 7th Ave and 16 are missing on Capitol Blvd. from Church to Union. The Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition is […]

Where have all the Benches Gone?

For World Homeless Action Day, the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition went downtown in search of the park benches that used to provide places of rest for everyone. Everyone deserves a safe place to rest in the downtown area, but 29 benches have been removed from the 3-block area surrounding the Downtown Public Library. (13 benches are missing […]