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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Study on Homelessness in Knoxville/Knox County Released
Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition
Homelessness Study [PDF]
May 9, 2012 - The Knoxville Knox County Homeless Coalition (KKCHC) in coordination with Knoxville Homeless Management Information System (KnoxHMIS) released a study today called "Homelessness in Knoxville and Knox County, TN" and presented the report to Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett in the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square.
Mayor Rogero thanks KKCHC and KnoxHMIS for the Homelessness Report
Mayor Rogero thanks KKCHC and KnoxHMIS for the Homelessness Study
Rev. Dr. Bruce Spangler, President of Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition welcomed attendees and introduced Dr. Roger M. Nooe, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office and Dr. David Patterson from KnoxHMIS. Dr. Nooe and Dr. Patterson presented findings from the report.

Jaime Brennan, Vice-President of Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition presented closing remarks.

Quick Facts from the 2011-2012 Study:

  • 10% of individuals accessing services self-report a mental illness; 33% have received treatment for mental illness while homeless

  • Between 21-25% of individuals report that lost of a job caused them to lose their home.

  • 14% of individuals that were homeless during 2011 are employed.

  • 24% of individuals experiencing homelessness report a disability of long duration

  • Single female parents comprise 9% of the total population experiencing homelessness.

  • 80% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Knoxville and Knox County report a last permanent address in Knox or a surrounding county.

  • In 2011, 791 children under the age of ten accessed homeless services with a family member.

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