Be A Helping Hand Foundation
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827 West McKennie Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Organization Details

Programs

Description
The Gaining Prosperity Program aims to provide prevention services to low-income women heads-of-household, to support them becoming self-sufficient and achieving financial stability. This program specifically prioritizes women and victims of domestic violence for housing, connecting them with social supports for emotional well-being, and providing nurturing green space.
Category
Human Services  - Victims' Services 
Beneficiaries
Families
Females
Victims
Program Areas Served
North Nashville and surrounding metro areas
Description
The health of our environment and our quality of life are intertwined. We have partnered with Root Nashville and the Metro Public Health Department, to plant as many trees as possible at all of our affordable housing communities starting with North Nashville. This tree planting initiative is helping to grow Nashville's tree canopy and improve the health of our communities. Trees provide so many essential benefits to our livelihood and are a natural climate solution.

Natural landscaping & access to green space are essential priorities, which is why we are also building rain gardens for our housing communities.

We are partnering with green organizations such as Plenty International's Kids To The Country(KTC) program to introduce city kids to the healing powers of nature and community through their summer educational programs on The Farm in Summertown. We are making KTC's program available to tenants and providing transportation and fundraising efforts for the program.
Program Successes
Planted native trees on all of our North Nashville affordable housing properties through a continuing partnership with Root Nashville and the Metro Health Department.
Saved numerous trees on our properties and provided natural landscaping.
In the process of working with the Cumberland River Compact to build rain gardens on our properties using native plants.
Installed energy-efficient appliances, HVAC, and fixtures to all of our affordable homes.
Have partnerships lined up with other green organizations to implement new programs as soon it is safe to do so after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Category
Environment  - Environment, General/Other 
Beneficiaries
At-Risk Populations
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Successes
Planted native trees on all of our North Nashville affordable housing properties through a continuing partnership with Root Nashville and the Metro Health Department.
Saved numerous trees on our properties and provided natural landscaping.
In the process of working with the Cumberland River Compact to build rain gardens on our properties using native plants.
Installed energy-efficient appliances, HVAC, and fixtures to all of our affordable homes.
Have partnerships lined up with other green organizations to implement new programs as soon it is safe to do so after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program Areas Served
North Nashville and surrounding metro areas
Budget
$503,803.00
Description
As a nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization, we rely on grants and donations to build affordable housing for low and medium-income families. As a commitment to serving these families, a percentage of our governing board and staff are residents of low-income neighborhoods in Nashville. This representation gives the foundation the opportunity to gain better insight into the specific needs of the community that we serve. We work with homebuyer assistance programs to offer support to individuals and families with low and moderate incomes through homebuyer counseling and related economic instruction. We provide individuals and families in North Nashville and the surrounding metro areas with affordable housing that is not only sustainable and well-built, it is also safe, comfortable, and clean. Our affordable housing program provides the strong foundation needed for a self-sustaining life of good health, opportunity, and pride.
Beneficiaries
Females
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Areas Served
North Nashville and surrounding metro areas