Mayor John Cooper is pressuring the Metro Council to support a $50 million strategy to reduce homelessness in Nashville, but residents of a neighborhood near one of the city's largest encampments want to see more data to show it will work. 

The Mayor’s plan allocates $50 million in one-time federal COVID-19 funds toward a combination of new-build affordable housing, partnerships with landlords to make already-built housing available, temporary “gap” housing, new support and case management services.

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