Nashville’s Next Mayor Should Lead the Way on Transportation and Housing (2023)
Nashville’s next mayor has an opportunity to leverage our growth to improve the quality of life for all Nashvillians. Providing safer, more affordable transportation and housing options will require an all-hands-on-deck approach.
This policy roadmap provides three recommendations rooted in data and best practices to help Nashville’s mayor accomplish three priorities: 1) Lead and empower a proactive and effective Metro administration; 2) Secure more dedicated funding for housing and transportation; and 3) Institute innovative policies to meet our housing and transportation goals.
State of Our State: Housing (2018)
Quality housing for renters and homeowners is becoming scarcer and more expensive in Tennessee. Hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans spend more than a third of their income on housing.
Developed in partnership with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, this policy brief addresses the housing affordability crisis in our state and provides a comprehensive look at how unstable and unaffordable housing impacts other outcomes, such as health and education.
The brief also highlights solutions other states have implemented to improve housing affordability, providing a roadmap of possible next steps for Tennessee policymakers.