The Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency a $3.5 million grant to help homeless youth in Nashville.
Part of the money will go towards 40 one-bedroom apartments to house homeless youth.
One woman who was once homeless spoke at Friday's press conference. She said it will help people like her not have to go through what she did.
Most homeless shelters are designed for families and not for young people who may be on the streets on their own.
This housing will specifically target young people who have no place to call home. Many times, young people are impacted by homelessness through no fault of their own.
Work is already underway and is expected to be completed within two years.