The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Department staff will discuss the development of its first annual update to the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan will outline how the City will use funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Knoxville to address homelessness, affordable housing and non-housing community development in the program year starting July 1, 2021. A draft version of the Plan for public review and comment is anticipated in early April.


At the meeting:


  • City staff will provide information on the priority goals and objectives that came out of the Consolidated Planning process.


  • Staff will provide general information about Community Agency Grants, CARES Act and Program Year 2021-2022 HUD grants, and other local funding availability.


  • Staff will provide information on how residents can give input on the development of the Annual Action Plan.


  • KnoxHMIS Project Manager Nate First, of the University Tennessee Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (UT SWORPS), will present an analysis of local data on the demand for shelter and affordable housing in Knoxville.


  • Participants are invited to join a discussion of unmet needs and gaps in service.



Anyone wishing to join the meeting should use the information below:


Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 946 5119 0799

Passcode: 595556


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a City of Knoxville virtual meeting, please contact ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at 865-215-2034 or no less than 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the meeting you wish to attend.


The City of Knoxville is committed to meeting the needs of non-English speaking residents. If you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and want to request interpretation services, please contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at or 865-215-2831, at least 48 hours (2 days) prior to the meeting.


After the meeting, video of the proceedings will be available to view at


If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, you may send in your comments/questions to Linda Rust at or by mail to Linda Rust, City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901.


Call 865-215-2357 or visit for information about the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development activities and programs.