Agency Pushes For More Affordable Housing

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 21:09:52-05

Officials with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency have pushed for more affordable housing to come to Nashville.

However, they did so by trying to correct a stigma that comes with the term “affordable housing.”

The executive director of Tennessee's Housing Development Agency, Ralph Perrey, delivered his message to set the record straight.

He said he wants the stigma to go away and be replaced by a mindset of hard work.

Perrey said affordable housing is rent restricted and income based, but those who qualify are hard-working people.

Many college students, who are in their first job, such as Preschool teachers, nursing techs and servers in the restaurant industry qualify for low income housing.