Episode 24 - Homelessness in Nashville - Open Table Nashville's Lindsey Krinks
Lindsey Krinks, the Education and Street Chaplaincy Coordinator and co-founder of Open Table Nashville
Learn more about Open Table Nashville here: opentablenashville.org
Interview minute markers:
1:30 - Book recommendation: "Evicted"
2:15 - How did you start doing this work?
3:20 - The work of Open Table Nashville
6:05 - What have you seen change over the past decade?
8:25 - Causes of homelessness
11:34 - "Radical culture of care"...where are we as a city from 1-10?
13:21 - Church Street Park land swap
19:24 - Merits of the Housing First model
22:50 - Reaction to Amazon deal
24:55 - Tent cities
29:00 - What is the best way for people to help?
31:15 - Waiting list for affordable housing
34:00 - Microhome village
35:00 - Number of homeless people in Nashville
36:30 - "Ending homelessness" as the goal?
39:30 - Peer cities to emulate
40:48 - Balancing policy advocacy and direct outreach
43:07 - Cold night walkalongs (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
43:50 - Dangerous effects of cold weather
46:30 - Homeless people being pushed further out into the county