A recent WBIR feature story about Knoxville’s growing homeless population includes statistics from UT’s College of Social Work.
Roger Nooe, College of Social Work professor emeritus and social services director for the Community Law Office, spoke to several media outlets about the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System’s 2015 annual report, released in early July. He began the semiannual study sixteen years ago.
The Knoxville Homeless Management Information System serves as an empirical window into homelessness in Knox County. The only university-based homeless management information system in the country, KnoxHMIS allows for aggregation of client-level data across providers serving the area’s homeless.
The News Sentinel this week highlighted the College of Social Work and its efforts to help East Tennessee residents and officials better understand the issue of homelessness. The number of homeless individuals who identified themselves as military veterans during interviews with researchers is among the lowest since the mid-1980s in Knoxville and Knox County, according
The number of Knoxville residents who are homeless for the first time decreased by 14 percent last year, according to a UT study released this week. Agencies serving the homeless, however, have seen a 4 percent increase in the number of active clients who receive services, according to the report prepared by members of the