Meet Your Homeless Plan

Next Wednesday, the office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness will hold a meeting at the Deane Hill Recreation Center to explain how its plan was developed. The Ten-Year Plan, or TYP, has received some attention recently with the approval of the Flenniken school as a site for permanent supportive housing, and the subsequent approval of a petition from West Knoxville insurance agent Ron Peabody to scrap both the Flenniken project and the plan altogether. Peabody is now working to collect 15,000 signatures to put his referenda on the Nov. 2 ballot, and the city and county are working to explain why citizens shouldn’t vote for Peabody’s idea.

Speaking at the first half of the gathering will be officials from the city, county, and the University of Tennessee, while the second half will be reserved for questions and comments related to the plan’s development. While this meeting will be devoted to that aspect of the TYP, there will be future meetings on other aspects and involve experts in those areas.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 23 at 7400 Deane Hill Dr.

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