Knoxville-Knox-County-Homeless-Coalition

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS IN KNOXVILLE


MARCH 24TH, 2015

Presentation 

AT the March KKCH meeting, Gabe Cline provided an overview of the Family 

Homelessness survey results completed by the Network Committee last year. The report 

was sent to all CoC members. There were 198 families who were deemed homeless 

during the reported period with 30% of those families 

not allowed to be placed together. KARM is a dorm setting and men cannot be 

placed with women. The current shelter capacity is set for 18

 families. Family Promise accommodates some request; but the agency is not an 

emergency shelter. You cannot access their services by 

showing up unexpectedly. These families (54% equivalent to 200 families) were on 

waiting lists but, for subsidized housing, the barrier is

they continue to wait. 



2014 Biennial Study Release
(Please see the "Resources" tab for an executive summary.)

The KKCHC and KnoxHMIS released a study on homelessness on April 22, 2014 at the Knoxville-Knox Couny CAC LT Ross Building at 10:00AM.

For the past twenty-eight years, the coalition has explored the depth and experience of homelessness in our communities.  Each study has been an empirical attempt to "put a face" to the experience of homelessness.  The KnoxHMIS data have been presented in an annual report for the past five years and provides information on the scope and complexities of homelessness in Knoxville-Knox County.

The KKCHC study looks at homelessness by interviewing individuals and families experiencing homelessness at a specific point in time (January 29--31 and February 5); whereas, the KnoxHMIS report includes date from the 2013 calendar year.

Each study offers a unique perspective on the landscape of homelessness while holding in common that homelessness impacts not only single men and women, but families as well.

Homelessness remains a persistent social and public policy issue that warrants community dialogue and effective solutions.



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Leadership

KKCHC elects officers from the general membership at our annual December meeting.  To elect officers, a nominating committee is formed, nominations are presented to the general membership, and a vote occurs.

KKCHC wishes to congratulate the 2015 officers!

Coalition Officers:

Chris Smith, Chair

Misty Goodwin, Co-Chair

Carla Kimble, Secretary

Lisa Higginbotham, Treasurer

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MEETINGS

are held at the LT Ross Building (2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, 37917) unless otherwise specified.

Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am.
2015 MEETING DATES

                                        April 28th, 2015 - 9 am CAC

    May 26, 2015 – 9am CAC

   June 23, 2015 – 9am CAC

    July 28, 2015 – 9am CAC

   August 25, 2015 – 9am CAC

   September 22, 2015 – 9am CAC

   October 27, 2015 – 9am CAC

    Annual Meeting - TBA


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