The 2022 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Music Row Build has been slated for Oct. 29, with upcoming music fundraisers scheduled to support this year’s build for future Habitat homeowner LaShawanda Bowman.
Bowman is the mother of four children aged 6 to 16, and has worked as a dental assistant since 2020. She attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dental Assistant School and graduated with honors in 2019.
Music Row veteran Mark Brown says the goal of this Music Row Build is to establish a $500,000 endowment in order to continue to provide solutions for Nashville’s affordable housing crisis. The fundraising goal for this year’s build is $25,000.
“I absolutely hate the word rent. Mortgage sounds so much better,” says Bowman. “My kids are the reason I am pushing for homeownership. I owe this to them, and my determination won’t allow me to give up.”
A fundraiser will be held at Nashville’s Exit/In on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Brown Brothers Band. It will be a free show with a suggested $25 donation to support Music Row Build.
A writer’s round has also been set at the Bluebird Cafe for Sept. 28 with ticket information and other details to follow.
Music Row Build began in 2003 and helped eight local families purchase affordable homes
before it ended in 2012. Habitat’s Music Row Build reignited in 2020 when Brown decided he
wanted to do more to help hardworking Nashvillians have equal opportunities to live in the city
in which they work.
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