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.
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.