One reason people become homeless is because they have no support system. Urban Housing Solutions created a support system through our team of service coordinators. They help our residents connect to government and non-profit service providers; obtain adequate food, clothing, and household goods; manage physical and mental illnesses; maintain their housing; and resolve conflicts.
When someone has been poor or without a home for an extended period of time, their access to healthy foods and regular medical care is limited. Our full-time health advocate helps our residents to find medical homes, learn more about their chronic medical conditions, sign up for indigent care and prescription assistance programs, and practice healthier habits. Physician assistant students from Trevecca Nazarene University work with Health Matters to teach funny and informative workshops about everything from dry skin to diabetes. The program also offers semiannual health fairs with partners like the Metro Health Department, Trevecca Nazarene University, United Neighborhood Health Services, and the Mental Health Cooperative. This program is largely funded through a grant from the Baptist Healing Trust.
Thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Foundation and a relationship with the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Trevecca Nazarene University's Physician Assistant Program, we opened a community clinic at our Mercury Courts location in August 2012! The Clinic at Mercury Courts provides truly affordable primary care to our residents, staff, and people living in the Murfreesboro Pike/Fesslers Lane area. Want to make an appointment? Just call (615) 259-5124. The clinic's hours are Monday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Many of us take reliable transportation for granted. Our residents, however, know all too well the impact a lack of transportation has on their lives. That's why we have free shuttle service at Mercury Courts, the Park at Mercury Courts, Mercury North, Greentree Terrace, and Rex Courts for people who need to visit the doctor, get to work, go grocery shopping, or apply for benefits.
If you would like to support our shuttle service through a donation, please call Brandi at (615) 726-2696, ext. 114. Each year, the service costs about $38,000. Expenses include the driver's salary, gas, repairs and maintenance on the van, and vehicle insurance.
When you’re homeless, you often only own what you can carry in a backpack. To help our new, formerly homeless residents make a smooth transition from the streets to a comfortable home, we provide welcome baskets of essential household items. Visiting the Welcome Wagon Room with their service coordinator, residents receive supplies such as hygiene items, blankets, pillows, cookware and dinnerware, cleaning supplies, and laundry baskets. Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? We would love for you to coordinate a Welcome Wagon drive!
Donations and grants help us to provide a limited amount of emergency assistance to residents who need help with utility bills, bus passes, medical and dental costs, and other basic items.
Title VI StatementTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
Urban Housing Solutions, Inc. (UHS) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services or other federally funded services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A.
If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services or other federally funded services provided by UHS, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact our office at
Director of Administration
Urban Housing Solutions, Inc.
822 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206