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 Knoxville Homeless Management Information System. The system is housed in the College of Social Work.