John Cooper For Nashville | Some Metro Council members skeptical of mayor’s $750 million affordable housing plan
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Some Metro Council members skeptical of mayor’s $750 million affordable housing plan

Some Metro Council members skeptical of mayor’s $750 million affordable housing plan

Mayor David Briley has launched a new $750 million affordable housing initiative for Nashville with great fanfare, but some City Council members expressing reservations about the plan.

Briley is calling his proposal “Under One Roof 2029,” a decade-long effort to increase housing for low-income residents. The mayor began by his remarks last week by acknowledging that many Nashvillians can no longer afford to live in the city where they work.

Metro Councilman at Large John Cooper is skeptical, calling Briley’s initiative a feel good effort with few specific details. Cooper has especially strong reservations about private sector buy in.