If you live in Nashville, you’ve likely heard discussion on the construction of a brand new convention center downtown. The land was recently purchased by the city on borrowed money–before deciding whether or not they’ll definitely build it.
There has been both support and opposition for a new convention center, but few, if any, of the considerations coming from either side have taken into account the livelihood of our sisters and brothers living on the street.
Street News Service recently posted an article Amos House wrote for Nashville’s homeless street paper, The Contributor. In it, we try to broaden the discussion on a new convention center so that its impact on the homeless population is brought, for once, into focus. You can read it here: “Convention Sinners or Housing Saints?”