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Tennessee State Plan to End Homelessness


The Tennessee State Plan to End Homelessness was developed by the Tennessee Interagency Council on Homelessness and aligns with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness’ plan, Opening Doors. The Tennessee Interagency Council on Homelessness was reconstituted from a similar council that had been inactive since 2009. In September 2015, Governor Bill Haslam signed Executive Order No. 49, appointing the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as lead administrator of the current council.

"Far too many Tennesseans with no permanent place to call home are missing out on opportunities to achieve success and a better life for themselves and those they care for. This isn’t another band-aid to a problem; this plan truly offers individuals a permanent solution, a way out of homelessness.”  -  Governor Bill Haslam

The Plan's goals:

  • To end veteran and chronic homelessness by the end of 2017
  • To end homelessness for families with children and youth by the end of 2020
  • To end all other homelessness by the end of 2025

Download the full Plan here.

Download the condensed summary here.

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For more information, send an email to or call 615-741-9259.

Find housing and homeless services to assist veterans, young adults, children, and others experiencing homelessness within our state.

Get definitions for terms used in the Tennessee State Plan to End Homelessness as well as links to resources.

Read meeting notes from the Interagency Council on Homelessness and statewide workgroups collaborating to end homelessness in Tennessee.