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2ndChance4Us
05-24-2009, 12:47 AM
Does anyone know of an apartment complex around the Nashville area that will rent to a convicted felon? The only reason he is listed as a felon is because he was drunk while on probation and he told someone if they called the police on him that he would kill them. In Georgia, making a terroristic threat is considered a felony.

papisgirl
05-24-2009, 07:16 AM
This might help you some. These are numbers to programs in Nashville that helps offenders they might be able to give you names of complexes. I know it may take some time and A LOT of phones calls. Hope it helps in some way.

Living Development Concepts, Inc. (http://www.tnoffenderreentry.com/housing-transitional/#)
Provides affordable housing and life skills for reentry from incarceration (housing assistance, job training and placement, counseling and support services).
823 West McKennie Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
615-262-5556
Fee: Free



Dismas, Inc. (http://www.tnoffenderreentry.com/housing-transitional/#)
The mission of Dismas is to facilitate the reconciliation of former prisoners to society and society to former prisoners through development of a supportive community characterized by: Students and former prisoners living together in a family setting; the active involvement of volunteers from the broader community; and a spirit of open and participative decision making and sharing across the Dismas network, with an emphasis on the common good.
1513 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
615-297-4511
http://www.dismas.org (http://www.dismas.org/)
http://givingmatters.guidestar.org/NonprofitProfile.aspx?OrgId=1586

Project Return, Inc. (http://www.tnoffenderreentry.com/housing-transitional/#)
Founded in 1979, Project Return, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of Middle Tennessee’s prison population for the good of the community as a whole. Nearly three decades of experience have resulted in a holistic case management approach designed to provide services that ensure quality, cost-effective assistance and support for former offenders and their families. The agency provides training and assistance designed to increase employability, improve life skills and coping skills, all in the hope of reducing the likelihood of recidivism.
1200 Division Street, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203-4000
615-327-9654
http://www.projectreturninc.org (http://www.projectreturninc.org/)
http://givingmatters.guidestar.org/NonprofitProfile.aspx?OrgId=1967

Transitions Housing (http://www.tnoffenderreentry.com/housing-transitional/#)
Our Mission is to assist recovering addicts as they become productive members of society. We strive to provide a safe and supportive living environment conducive to recovery. We have two (2) female houses in East Nashville and an apartment complex for males in the West Nashville area. Guidelines are: 90 day suggested commitment, four (4) outside meeting per week, attendance of our weekly Recovery Skills Group, randon drug screens on site, 11:00 pm curfew Sun- Thurs and 12:00 am on Fri and Sat, chores done daily, and maintain current on rent of $115.00 weekly. Clients are required to maintain fulltime employment. If disabled, client must attend IOP or be involved in community service.
P.O. Box 90383
Nashville, TN 37209
615-227-6865

Chantalley
05-24-2009, 07:23 AM
There is some good information here as well.

http://www.state.tn.us/correction/rehabilitative/trec.html

Odd Mushroom
05-24-2009, 09:19 AM
Does anyone know of an apartment complex around the Nashville area that will rent to a convicted felon? The only reason he is listed as a felon is because he was drunk while on probation and he told someone if they called the police on him that he would kill them. In Georgia, making a terroristic threat is considered a felony.


Most apartment complexes as well as duplexes run a background history on their prospective tenants - even the seedy places (East Nashville, the States/Nations and South Nashville near Antioch).
HOWEVER - with the economy like it is, apartments are bending a little bit on these rules. They are scratching and clawing to get renters in.
Try 380 Harding and Sunrise. Both are offering "Free Rent" with stipulations and the rent is running around $500 each month for a 1 bedroom.