Chattanooga announces new action plan to help homeless people in our community

The City of Chattanooga has announced a huge overhaul in progress to help homeless people in our community. (Image: WTVC)

The City of Chattanooga has announced a huge overhaul is in progress to help homeless people in our community.

On Tuesday, the Chattanooga Interagency Council on Homelessness (CICH) released a 100-page draft of their plan.

It would cost about $10 million over a 4-year period.

The draft focuses on four main parts: case management, shelters, faster housing placement, and housing support.

Tyler Yount, Chattanooga's Director of Special Projects, says he's confident in the plan.

"We think the result of the plan is that our homeless population is gonna greatly decrease and we're gonna see it getting a lot better," says Yount.

"Homelessness is an issue that can be solved. The solutions are out there," says Yount. "This plan culminates all the best practices to decrease our homeless population."

The committee plans to finalize and implement the plan in early 2019.


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