- The KCDC Section 8 waiting list is officially CLOSED.
- We took 2502 applications over the last nine days.
- 975 of those applications were done in our office (400 Harriet Tubman St.)
- The remainder were done either on private computers or at an agency with some of the social service staff helping.
- Thank you everyone for the help with the clients we all share.
- IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT KCDC IS STILL FOR PUBLIC HOUSING.
- PUBLIC HOUSING APPLICATION
May 26, 2015 Board of Directors’ Meeting
LT Ross Building CAC
“The mission of the Knoxville-Knox County Homeless Coalition is to foster collaborative community partnerships in a focused effort that seeks permanent solutions
to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.”
Adopted January 27, 2009
Gathering Times and Places
- General and Annual Meetings of the Board of Directors.
1. May 26, 2015 – 9am CAC
2. June 23, 2015 – 9am CAC
3. July 28, 2015 – 9am CAC
4. August 25, 2015 – 9am CAC
5. September 22, 2015 – 9am CAC
6. October 27, 2015 – 9am CAC
7. Annual Meeting - TBA
- Executive Committee Meetings and Locations – All Directors are invited to Attend.
1. May 19, 2015 – 9am CLO
2. June 16, 2015 – 9am CLO
3. July 21, 2015 – 9am CLO
4. August 18, 2015 – 9am CLO
5. September 15, 2015 – 9am CLO
6. October 20, 2015 – 9am CLO
- Growth Exercise – What would you like to see from the Coalition?
- Committee Reports
- Advocacy/Interpretation Committee – to promote, implore, and seek support of the Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition; to assist the community at large in understanding and appreciating the experience of homelessness and explaining permanent solution that prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
- Networking Committee – to identify gaps and barriers to housing and services and to foster collaborative community partnerships and working among, with, and for agency providers to respond to those gaps and barriers.
- Continuum of Care – Knoxville/Knox County’s community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness (HUD).
- Coordinated Care of Difficult Cases – a monthly forum for providers to share strategies and objectives regarding the “difficult to reach and engage” individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
- Education/Training Committee – to identify education gaps or areas where training is needed, to coordinate/facilitate training to the Coalition and or community regarding these various gaps, and to help keep Coalition members abreast of community agency offerings or changes through presentations at the monthly Board of Directors meetings.
- Operation: HOME
- Mayor’s Roundtable
- Other Business
- Approval of January and March 2015 Minutes
- Treasurer’s Report
- KCDC changes and waitlist
- Bylaws – amendment proposal
- Education Committee Presentation
- Notice of Next Meeting of Executive Committee – June 16, 2015 – 9am at the Community Law Office.
Notice of Next Meeting of Board of Directors – June 23, 2015 – 9am at CAC.
Online applications are now being accepted at KCDC's Participant Portal below.***If you receive an error please continue with your application.***
Poverty is an epidemic in the United States affecting an estimated 46 million Americans. Knox County is no different than the rest of the US. Though we have a thriving community with much wealth and growth, 1 out of 6 in our county lives in poverty.
For those of us who do not fall into the poverty category we most likely have a very difficult time truly understanding what life is like for those who do. The Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.), created by Think Tank, Inc., is an event that offers a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community. It is a snapshot of the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day.
C.O.P.E. represents the lives of REAL families who live in poverty who have graciously given their stories so that people across the country can be exposed to REAL people, REAL situations, and REAL barriers that exist. C.O.P.E. also captures the role that the broader community plays in impacting families living in poverty and how policies and systems help or hinder their progress.
THE COST IS $15. FOR TICKETS GO TO: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cost-of-poverty-experience-cope-tickets-16749061895
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.
For a copy of this report please contact KKHC
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.