Affected by flooding? You may qualify for H.E.R.O. help

High waters swept through Nashville very quickly yesterday morning leaving many families without a place to live, even if only temporarily. In Metro Schools, we have an office dedicated to helping them. Some may qualify for assistance from our program for families in transition, which can help connect you with community resources, school clothes, school supplies, school records and medical care. They can also help arrange for transportation to your school, no matter where in Nashville your temporary housing may be.

H.E.R.O. - Homeless Education Resources Outreach - is a department over at the Bransford Avenue offices that helps families who

  • live in a shelter or transitional housing program;
  • live “doubled-up” with friends or relatives because they do not have housing of their own;
  • live in motels or at a campground because they cannot find or afford other housing; or
  • live in a car, abandoned building or other location not normally designed for sleeping.

That includes families who have been displaced by Thursday's flooding. If you want to apply for assistance under the H.E.R.O. program, go to your school or one of our 12 district-wide Enrollment Centers and ask to fill out a H.E.R.O. form (also called McKinney-Vento Eligibility Assessment Form A).

To learn more about the H.E.R.O. program - including how you can help them collect clothes and supplies - visit