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.

Guests:

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! 

English
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Swahili

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