An initiative to stop rapid gentrification in North Nashville and help meet the financial needs of residents impacted by the March 3rd tornadoes.
The value of community
As Nashville residents tried to put their lives back together after tornadoes left our city and much of Middle Tennessee devastated, The Equity Alliance immediately sprung into action.
North Nashville, the last stronghold of historically Black neighborhoods in the city, was among the hardest areas hit. The Equity Alliance provided residential relief and education efforts in North Nashville to assess the needs of residents home-by-home. Our organization worked with attorneys, real estate developers, banking and insurance professionals to help residents make informed decisions about how to deal with their property damage and loss. This effort was in response to North Nashville residents being approached by land speculators trying to prey on their misfortune.
We raised money specifically to continue this advocacy work on behalf of North Nashville and meet the financial needs of residents as they rebuild their lives after this traumatic event. Contributions went towards gift cards, gas cards, rent assistance, and ongoing advocacy to prevent predatory redevelopment.
Become a Volunteer
This is an all hands on deck effort to ensure North Nashville keeps its character and the people in it. Please sign up to volunteer.