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2004 Knox Homeless Study [PDF]
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness [PDF]
In October, 2005 Knoxville and Knox County adopted the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The plan established strategies and goals to move the chronically homeless off the streets and into appropriate housing in Knoxville and Knox County. In May, 2006, Dr. Roger Nooe was appointed by Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale to establish an office charged with carrying out the Ten Year Plan.

Dr. Nooe and Michael Dunthorn from the City's Community Development Division staff the Implementation Office and work with community stakeholders, service agencies and others to carry out the strategies in the plan. To facilitate this work the two mayors have appointed an advisory board to the Implementation Office. The board is made up of community leaders from private, public and nonprofit sectors, and brings with it a variety of viewpoints and areas of expertise that will help make the Ten Year Plan a reality.

Appointment of Members
Members were appointed by Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale.
Task Force Members

Mr. Frank Rothermel, Board Chair
Denark Construction, Inc.
1635 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

Mr. Andy Black
Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 W. Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Mr. John Gill
Knox County District Attorney's Office
400 Main Street, Ste 168
Knoxville, TN 37902

Ms. Barbara Kelly
Knoxville-Knox County CAC
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650

Mr. Alvin Nance
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation
P.O. Box 3550
Knoxville, TN 37927-3550

Lt. David Rausch
Knoxville Police Department
P.O. Box 3610
Knoxville, TN 37927-3610

Ms. Mintha Roach
Knoxville Utilities Board
P.O. Box 59017
Knoxville, TN 37950-9017

Mr. Burt Rosen
Knox Area Rescue Ministries
P.O. Box 3352
Knoxville, TN 37927

Father Ragan Schriver
Catholic Charities
3009 Lake Brook Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37909

Mr. Alex (Bo) Shafer, Jr.
Shafer Insurance
1100 Marion Street, Ste 100
Knoxville, TN 37921

Mr. Laurens Tullock
Cornerstone Foundation
625 Market Street, Ste 1200
Knoxville, TN 37902-2204

Ms. Ginny Weatherstone
Volunteer Ministry Center
103 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Jon Lawler, Director
Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness
Implementation Office
City County Building, Room 512
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Michael Dunthorn, staff
City of Knoxville Community Development
City County Building, Room 522
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Roger Nooe
Public Defender's Office
1101 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37921

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