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Homeless in K-Town

A proposed state law would make it a crime to camp on public property anywhere in Tennessee, effectively criminalizing the types of homeless camps that have sprung up across Knoxville in recent years. It also would...
In the ruins of a homeless camp near downtown Knoxville that had just been cleared out by police, a new collection of tents went up on a cool Saturday morning in early March. But this camp...
All hands were on deck Thursday for Knoxville City Council’s first workshop on homelessness in several years.   Not much was decided during the six-hour meeting, but representatives from about a dozen different agencies painted a detailed picture of the community's response to the hundreds of homeless people sleeping in its...
There’s no telling exactly how many homeless men and women sleep in primitive campsites in Knoxville each night. Everyone agrees that it’s far too many. The lucky ones have sleeping bags and tents, probably donated. Others huddle...
A Knoxville city councilwoman wants to change zoning rules to allow homeless people to camp legally while they search for more permanent housing.  Councilwoman Amelia Parker’s resolution asks for the Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission to explore...
A proposed state law that would have made it a crime to camp on public property anywhere in Tennessee won’t make it to a vote before the full Legislature this year. The proposed law — SB...