1. Flenniken update
Southeastern Housing Foundation has begun general clean-up work, including asbestos and lead abatement, at the old Flenniken School. All necessary permits have been issued, and the work is being carried out by a qualified contractor with decades of relevant experience. No construction activity will begin at Flenniken until after the appeal of MPC’s Use on Review decision is heard by City Council on September 21, 2010. The neighbors in the area surrounding Flenniken are being kept aware of this information by regular communication provided by Southeastern Housing Foundation.
2. Sixth TYP public conversation is this Wednesday
Our sixth public conversation is scheduled to take place at the Cansler YMCA from 6-7pm on Wednesday, September 22. The topic will be Who Are the Homeless? and the presenters will be Dr. David Patterson of the UT College of Social Work and members of his staff. A lot of this conversation will focus on HMIS, the database that is so useful in helping us to understand people experiencing homelessness in our community. We’ll follow the same basic format as usual. First half hour presentation, second half conversation about the subject. Please make plans to attend.
We’ll hold our seventh public conversation, and probably the last one of 2010, on Wednesday, November 17 at New Harvest Park, which is located close to Knoxville Center mall. Deborah Taylor of KCDC will discuss the role KCDC plays in making affordable housing available to people who need it, including people who are leaving the streets and moving into permanent supportive housing.
3. Advisory Board meeting reminder and work plan for review
The next quarterly Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010, at 8am at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office.