Home Program funding at risk

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sharon Parsons isn’t taking anything for granted.

Her new home is a dream come true. “I am living. This is life. I didn’t know what life was before, but this is what real life is,” said Parsons.

Years ago, she struggled with drug addiction, but she completed a recovery program and moved into her own apartment for the first time less than a year ago.

She’s in one of the eight apartments on Second Avenue South built to help people struggling to get back on their feet.

It’s called the Home Program, but the federal funding used to help build these homes is in jeopardy of being severely cut by congress.

“In Nashville we have a housing crisis. We have a housing crisis so this would be a hard hit and in my opinion it’s a short sided approach,” said Kay Bowers of the New Level Community Development.

Proposed legislation in the US Senate would cut funding by 93 percent.

 

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