Tribute to Great Friend and Housing Advocate: Nathan Smith

Housing Advocacy Team (HAT) member Nathan Smith recently passed (January 2016).

Nathan  was a MANNA board member and dedicated community advocate for affordable housing. Nathan  worked at the Veteran’s Consortium for over 20 years, played in a couple bands, and was active in his church Shield of Faith Christian Center. He was a member of HAT for almost 10 years and was a great advocate, musician and friend.

You can read some of his writing and public testimony on affordable housing below:

Not In My Backyard, January 2015:

We Want More Than Crumbs, April 2012:

Nathan, we will miss you and keep on fighting in your spirit and memory.


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4 thoughts on “Tribute to Great Friend and Housing Advocate: Nathan Smith”

  1. My brother in spirit Nathan,

    You will be missed in this physical realm , however I know you are still here in spirit and fight!!

    I loved working with you in the affordable advocacy with Manna. For a while there, we had shared some of the same mutual spaces-10 yrs (DC Main Street Iniative, Manna, WIA grant for our deserted Vets’ and music with our local DC legends!!You are art, music and a roar of fairness! Love you! Melissa

  2. Just saw the video.
    Very sorry for the loss of this Champion
    For Housing Fairness.
    Rest Well King
    Your unknown friend
    in the struggle.

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