Partnerships That Make a Difference: Knoxville Homeless Management Information System

As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

Knoxville Homeless Management Information System

partnerships-TNTKnoxHMIS 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. Reports produced from KnoxHMIS are used to inform local and federal decision-making, including data that suggest that Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing programs have been successful in preventing homelessness for at-risk individuals and families.

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