NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans are excited to partner with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville this week to help build affordable homes for low income families.
Nashville was chosen as the host city for the historic occasion, joining Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and hundreds of volunteers Oct. 6-11 to build 20 new homes in partnership with families in the north Nashville neighborhood of Park Preserve, a 42-acre Habitat developed neighborhood with 93 homes that will have 175 homes when it is complete. An additional 12 new single-family homes and 26 new townhomes will be constructed by 2021 with support of funding raised for the project for a total of 58 families served.
Affordable housing is an urgent topic in Nashville. According to the latest Housing Report from the Davidson County Mayor's office, more than 200,000 people living in Nashville cannot afford the cost of housing. Nashville has lost over 20 percent of its affordable housing since 2000. By 2026, it is projected that Nashville will need an additional 30,000 affordable housing units. The Carter Work Project will increase Habitat of Greater Nashville's capacity to make a significant impact on affordable housing for years to come.
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have been champions and strong voices for affordable housing, donating their time and leadership each year to build and improve homes around the world with Habitat for Humanity. Inspiring millions, more than 100,000 volunteers have worked with the Carters in 14 countries to improve access to affordable housing. The Titans were thrilled to join Habitat of Greater Nashville and the city of Nashville to be a part of this special project.
The Titans partnered with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville to help build affordable homes for low income families. (Photos: Donald Page)