Recently the actions of the Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) members were instrumental in action taken by the Metro Council. The Council passed an Affordable Housing Bill, which was the initial step placing emphasis on retaining and preserving affordable housing.
NOAH is a multi-racial, interdenominational faith-based coalition of congregations, community organizations and labor unions that work to give voice to traditionally marginalized people.
The work of NOAH members continues to serve in the areas of criminal justice, school discipline, research on police practices, affordable housing, and economic equity.
In an effort to encourage the community to get involved in a variety of community efforts, a NOAH member said: “Please continue in conversation with your councilperson.”
Through dialogue and research three key focus areas have been determined: affordable housing, economic equity and criminal justice.
These subgroups have worked to impact the Nashville landscape so that all its citizens may live in equitable circumstances as desired.
NOAH’s influence has affected the most recent mayoral, council and school board elections, helped to rethink what affordable housing means to Nashville’s ‘working poor,’ and the criminal justice process.
NOAH engages ordinary people in the political and economic decisions affecting their lives, acting as a unified voice for the faith and justice community to act on its values in the public arena.
To learn more about NOAH, the public is invited to attend its monthly meetings. Attend and determine with which subgroup you will participate.
NOAH monthly meeting are held as follows:
2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm at 15th Avenue Baptist Church
Affordable Housing—third Sunday, 3 pm at New Covenant Christian Church
Criminal Justice—fourth Monday, 6 pm at Greater Bethel AME Church
Economic Equity and Jobs—second Monday, 6 pm at Napier Community Center
For more information, visit <www.noahtn.org