United Way of Greater Knoxville is leading a collaborative initiative to fight homelessness in Knoxville/Knox County. We will bring together community residents, financial institutions, nonprofits, partners, and policy makers to focus on the root issues that led to our current housing crisis and to advocate for policy changes. Together, we will create a more inclusive, stable housing infrastructure in Knoxville-Knox County.
Based on findings from The National Low Income Housing Coalition in their Out of Reach 2022 report, we have determined the following housing system priorities:
By looking at the overall system of housing, we are able to see the deep inequity that has plagued the housing market for generations. You can join the fight for affordable homeownership by educating others, using your voice in your community, or reaching out to local, state, and federal leaders to advocate for universal housing assistance, renter protections, and more.
Learn how you or your organization can become part of the housing solution by contacting the Director of Housing Systems, Yolanda Grant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Knox is a collaborative initiative that aims to connect property owners/managers who have affordable housing units to our community’s case managers and their clients to successfully house homeless individuals and families in Knoxville-Knox County. Our work includes:
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