A Snapshot of Homelessness

On Feb. 23, local service providers and volunteers counted the homeless population. They found the number had soared.

Weekly Watch: Jan. 24-30, 2022

The first month of 2022 closes out with a busy week of meetings — County Commission and City Council are both in action, along with two different equity task forces and some major decisions on the planned downtown stadium.

Looking for Answers

The city is adopting new strategies to fill gaps in the services provided to help the homeless population off the streets and into housing.

Breaking Camp

After a pandemic-driven hiatus, city officials will resume clearing out homeless encampments and encouraging people living in them to seek services.

Camp Concerns

A City Council member alleges Knoxville police and other employees are violating city policy by harassing people living in a homeless enclave.

A Shelter From the Storm

The Guest House will provide a place where COVID-19 patients who are homeless can go into quarantine.

Shelters in Place

Organizations that provide services for Knoxville’s homeless population are making adjustments as they prepare for COVID-19.

A Plan for HUD Funds

The City of Knoxville is in the final stages of setting priorities for spending millions of federal housing dollars over the next five years.

Finishing Up the Foyer

Volunteer Ministry Center is preparing to open its low-barrier shelter for the homeless as a path to permanent housing.