Hannah Herner

Hannah Herner

Hannah Herner is a freelance writer for Tennessee Lookout. She covers issues around poverty and homelessness as a staff writer at The Contributor street paper, and also freelances on various topics for Nashville Scene. She is a proud alumna of Ohio State University and Americorps. A small town transplant, Hannah loves taking in all of the festivals, concerts and restaurants the city has to offer.

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$400 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support those with disabilities 

By: - January 17, 2022

Thanks to American Rescue Plan funds, more Tennesseans with disabilities will hopefully be getting services they need, aimed at supporting them in their homes and communities. One state program, Enabling Technology, introduces gadgets to lessen dependence on in-home helpers.  In November, TennCare, Medicaid for low-income Tennesseeans, and the state’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities […]

A historical marker for the Elliston Place "Rock Block" is positioned just outside the Exit/In. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Exit/In afraid of Mercy Complex fate as funds alone can’t save it

By: - October 15, 2021

At Exit/In, many things are the same as they ever were. The club is hosting shows again. The owner is the same — Chris Cobb. The rent costs the same, but now it gets mailed to Chicago, because one big difference is that Exit/In now has a new landlord, AJ Capital Partners.  Cobb says the […]