Under One Roof 2029
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 On March 26, 2019, Mayor David Briley announced a sweeping affordable housing initiative designed to significantly accelerate the city’s efforts to address housing needs. The Under One Roof 2029 initiative aims to invest $750 million over the next 10 years in affordable housing in Nashville, with $500 million of that coming from the city. The initiative is expected to create at least 10,000 new units. 

 
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Mayor Briley’s initiative will create a 10-year collaborative investment plan for increased affordable housing into 2029.

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What people Are Saying

Nationwide, the lack of affordable housing means that too many people in our communities don’t have access to a safe, quality place to call home. Under Mayor Briley’s leadership, this historic, large-scale investment shows how locally-driven solutions can serve as an effective blueprint for America’s cities, towns and villages looking to create housing opportunities for their residents.
— Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities; former mayor, South Bay, Florida
This is a great day for Nashville. There is nothing more fundamental to one’s quality of life than having a roof over your head and a place to call home. By stepping forward with such a significant commitment, it will enable the Barnes Housing Trust Fund and other investments to have even a greater impact on housing affordability in Nashville.
— Marshall Crawford, Housing Fund
I commend Mayor Briley on the release of Nashville’s new housing plan, Under One Roof 2029. Here in Boston, we know creating affordable housing and addressing housing costs is critical as we preserve the diversity and character that makes our city great. Boston looks forward to supporting Mayor Briley and Nashville, and sharing our own lessons from our Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 plan.
— Mayor Martin Walsh Mayor, City of Boston
Mayor Briley is demonstrating leadership by moving forward with a coherent and well-organized approach to addressing affordable housing with the tools and resources that are at his disposal today. Given the size of the problem, it is vital that our state legislature enact a dedicated and sustainable funding source as well as an inclusionary zoning policy that will transcend mayoral administrations. I am committed to working on that goal, while supporting the immediate steps that Mayor Briley has laid out.
— John Deane, The John & Natasha Deane Family Foundation
Under MDHA’s leadership, the Envision process has become a model for the country. Now, with additional support from local government and efforts to attract greater private-sector investment, we are optimistic that those efforts can accelerate. This is exactly the kind of partnership we want to encourage from local communities around the country. We look forward to our continued collaboration in Nashville with the goal of making sure those in need have housing.
— Sernorma Mitchell, HUD Nashville Field Office Director
We know: Safe and stable housing is the first step toward a safe and stable life. I congratulate Mayor Briley on backing up his bold housing vision with the investments necessary to bring that vision to life. With this initiative, Nashville joins the growing list of cities who are giving housing the priority it deserves.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser Mayor of Washington, DC and Chair, National League of Cities’ Housing Task Force
Pinnacle has long supported and invested in efforts to make home ownership easier, as we see it as essential to building and sustaining strong neighborhoods and communities. We’re excited to hear more about the Under One Roof initiative, and particularly excited about efforts to strengthen public/private partnerships in this area.
— Rob McCabe, Pinnacle Financial Partners
There are few issues more important for our city’s future and vitality than making sure people have a home. What Mayor Briley is proposing is historical. It puts us on a path to take meaningful action on this issue that is essential to our long-term success.
— Mark Deutschmann, Village Real Estate
Few people know or appreciate that the federal government has given Nashville about $2 billion of real estate in recent years, by turning over title to the various “housing projects” that were built in the 1960s. This land is incredibly valuable because these parcels are located near downtown or on major highways. It is up to Nashville to decide how best to redevelop the land since it has not been freed of prior restrictions.
— Rep. Jim Cooper, U.S. House of Representatives
We are excited by what we see Nashville doing on the affordable housing front. Nashville is showing what is possible when federal, state and local dollars are leveraged synergistically to their maximum benefit. We look forward to helping Mayor Briley, MDHA and others to make the Under One Roof 2029 initiative successful.
— Ralph Perrey, Tennessee Housing Development Agency
This historic commitment from Mayor Briley is going to allow us to increase the number of Nashvillians we serve on a daily basis by creating new deeply affordable units. It will also assist us in accelerating the Envision process at our aging properties, which provides our families not only a new home but new opportunities in a mixed-use, mixed-income community.
— James Harbison, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
We will work aggressively to educate the business community on how to provide private-sector support, which could include business acumen, sweat equity, private investment, and advocacy to extend the impact of Mayor Briley’s historical commitment to affordable housing.
— Ralph Schulz, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Mayor Briley and the City of Nashville for announcing a strong strategy to address affordable housing. In Atlanta, it is a part of our One Atlanta vision to build a holistic and inclusive approach to affordable housing. For our city, that means providing pathways to affordable and equitable housing for our legacy residents and all those who want to call Atlanta home. As communities around the country are focused on building thriving cities with accessible, safe, and affordable neighborhoods, we need to look to each other to build and share best practices.
— Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor, City of Atlanta