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Homeless FAQs

Learn what the City and its partners are doing to address homelessness in Knoxville.

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Do you need help?

Call 211If you need assistance, call 211 or view the 211 Resource Directory for help.

The 211 Resource Directory provides search options by zip code or county. Additionally you can search for any topic or use their 12+ categories to find information.

A few categories are listed below:

• Housing & Utilities
• Food
• Transportation
• Legal
• Mental Health & Addictions
• Medical, Dental, Vision
• Employment
• Education & Training
• Domestic Violence & Abuse
and more


KnoxHousingHelp.comAnother great resource is the Knoxville Housing Resources Guide at

The resource information is maintained by KnoxHMIS and its partners. It includes homeless assistance and other resources provided by community partner agencies within the Knoxville-Knox County Continuum of Care.

The guide provides a search by zip code or region and includes over 18 categories.

A few categories are listed below:

• Find an Emergency Shelter
• Individual & Family Support
• Veteran Services
• Unaccompanied Youth Services
• Senior Services
• Clothing & Household
• Children / Maternity Services
• Income Support
• Disability
and more


Knox Housing AssistanceIf you need help with eviction, visit the for help on tenant rights and assistance.

The Knox Housing Assistance Program is a joint City of Knoxville / Knox County initiative aiding renters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to income-qualified city and county renters where one or more individuals in the home have experienced one of the following adverse financial impacts due directly, or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic:

• Qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income
• Incurred significant costs
• Experienced other financial hardship

Learn more at