Room with a View to the Future

By Ellen Nelson
September 10, 2010

As in most other urban cities in the United States, it’s difficult not to be aware of the surging growth in the homeless population. From natural disasters to economic challenges, many have been left without homes and jobs. Fortunately, Nashville has just completed the first phase of a major expansion of Room in the Inn, a $13 million comprehensive center that will expand housing, job training, education and healthcare services for Nashville’s homeless community.

The new five-story building features 38 affordable apartments and spaces for classrooms, dining and support services.

Last year, when the construction market tightened, it was encouraging to see folks hard at work building the Room at the Inn. It’s proof positive of what a caring community, generous corporations, good government agencies and the nonprofit world can accomplish when they put their heads together. EN