Nashville Flood Relief Comes From Affordable Housing Group

The city of Nashville is taking matters into its own hands when it comes to helping residents recover from the devastating floods this past May, offering residents a number of options to obtain additional funding to repair and rebuild.

"Because this was a 1,000-year flood event, the waters reached homes well outside the flood plain," said Loretta Owens, executive director of The Housing Fund, an affordable housing organization in Nashville that will administer the funds. "This meant that most people did not have any type of flood insurance."

Those whose homes were damaged have spent the past two months sorting through a morass of paperwork and bureaucratic roadblocks.

The new relief option offers relief for those who have exhausted federal assistance options.