NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – People living in the Fort Negley homeless camp south of downtown Nashville faced a Friday deadline to vacate the Metro-owned property.
“We want a comprehensive plan for affordable housing and a cabinet level office of housing to report to the people about specific plans, means, and goals to address this societal problem. It is time to take action now,” said national housing expert and Vanderbilt professor Dr. Jim Fraser.
Chris Scott, a homeless man who says he’s been living at Fort Negley for seven years, doesn’t know where to go next.
“That’s the question we’re all asking,” said Scott. “Because there is no place. If they go to another camp, it’s just a matter of time before they come there.”