Adriane Bond Harris is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing, which is focused on Nashville’s efforts to fund, build, and preserve affordable and workforce housing units. In this role, she has overseen the commitment of more than $50 million dollars to housing efforts for low to middle income residents and families, including implementation of the Barnes Housing Trust Fund, the voluntary Inclusionary Housing and the Housing Incentives Pilot Programs, and the use of Metro-owned property for housing development, which have helped preserve more than 1,900 affordable or workforce housing units over the past two years. Adriane began her career as a land use planner 15 years ago at the Metro Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department and later joined the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to manage over $30 million in grants as the Neighborhood Stabilization program manager. Continuing this stabilization work, she consulted with nonprofit housing developers as the owner and principal of Impetus Strategies. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Adriane worked with The Housing Fund, a local community development financial institution, focused on creative financing and funding for affordable housing development. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
During the Fellowship
During Adriane’s fellowship, she will focus on creating an action plan for mixed-income housing and an economic opportunity plan for existing residents aimed at preventing displacement in an area of Nashville that is experiencing tremendous growth and redevelopment.