Knoxville Mayor's Roundtable on Homelessness
Knox Community Dashboard on Homelessness

3,466 Housed Since 2020

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Last Known Permanent Address

Daily Averages by Housing Status

Stably Housed
At Risk
Unknown (Meals/Services Only)

System Performance Measures

Key Performance Indicators
Each year, communities across the country use HMIS data to assess the status of homelessness and homeless services through a set of key measures known as System Performance Measures. Here we track six. Click any measure below to see trends over time.

Median Time Homeless

148 Days

First Time Homeless

3448 New

Successful Exits

28% Housed

Median Shelter Stay (ES/TH)

36 Days

Returns to Homelessness

10% Returned

Permanent Housing Retention

93% Stayed Housed

SPM Summary Text

Time Homeless reflects how long individuals in Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, or Rapid Rehousing programs have been homeless by measuring the median time elapsed since their first day of homelessness, per their self-report. In this way we combine time not only in shelter but also time in unsheltered situations such as encampments, under bridges, or in cars.

Precipitating Events: What Led to Your Homelessness

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Each day on average,

were being served during the year.

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Disability (All)

% Clients Enrolled (All)

Days Enrolled (All)

System Inflow/Outflow

(Entering Homeless / Exiting Housed)
In , for every people who became homeless, exited the system housed.

Bed Utilization by Program Type

Emergency Shelter (Total Bed Capacity: )

Transitional Housing (Total Bed Capacity: )

Permanent Housing (Total Bed Capacity: )


For every people leaving the system in , roughly remained.


Housing Status at System Exit

Annual Report

KnoxHMIS provides an annual report detailing the state of homelessness in the community. Reports are available to download by following the link below.

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East Tennessee 211

One of the easiest ways to find out more about services for someone experiencing homelessness is by dialing 211, Tennessee’s community services help line.

East Tennessee 211 Knoxville 311


Subpop Reports

KnoxHMIS provides reports on unique subpopulations experiencing homelessness. These reports provide specific information not included in this dashboard.

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Contact Us

If you have questions or comments concerning this dashboard or homelessness in Knoxville, please contact Mike Dunthorn: