Dialogue: Safety Nets and the Housing/Food Tightrope

Nov 25, 2020

A banner against eviction in Washington, DC., in August.  Photographer: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
Credit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-02/trump-eviction-moratorium-brings-new-questions

The last year has been tough, to say the least, and the new year could present a whole new set of problems: An eviction moratorium is due to expire at the end of December, many Tennesseans remain unemployed or underemployed, and many faced food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic even began. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and guests discussed what people are facing and where they can turn for help.


Wendy Bach of the University of Tennessee College of Law, expert in clinical legal education and poverty law;

Misty Goodwin, Social Services Director with the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee;

Drew Holloway, Housing Navigator with United Way of Greater Knoxville; and

Kimberly Pettigrew, Local Food Initiative Coordinator at Nourish Knoxville and member of the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council.

Need help or information? Here are some links:

Know your eviction rights! 


University of Tennessee College of Law - Legal Clinic: Here and Here

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Legal Resource Guide from Knoxville Bar Association

You can dial 211 for assistance with social services. What is 211?

United Way - HouseKnox

Knoxville - Knox County Community Action Committee

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

Nourish Knoxville: Find Local Food

Listing of Tennessee Food Pantries: Tennessee Valley Region and Statewide

Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

Bridge Refugee Services