Tennessee has just published a state plan to end homelessness.
The goals of the plan are:
- To end Veteran and chronic homelessness by the end of 2017;
- To end homelessness for families with children and youth by the end of 2020; and
- To end all other homelessness by the end of 2025.
The plan was released by the Tennessee Interagency Council on Homelessness, which includes stakeholders representing lead organizations from the local and state levels. The backbone organization of the Tennessee Interagency Council on Homelessness is the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Priority steps of this action plan focus on:
- Increasing housing availability for individuals, Veterans, and families;
- Increasing job opportunities and available job training programs;
- Identifying government funding sources at the local, state, and federal levels;
- Creating a single screening process all agencies can use to determine eligibility; and
- Creating and operating a statewide database to better understand homelessness.
Click the following link for the executive summary.