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NEW FRONT OPENS IN BATTLE AGAINST HOMELESSNESS IN CHATTANOOGA - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Gallery: New front opens in battle against homelessness +7 more photos Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said Monday the city is taking a "tremendous step forward" by forming a new interagency council to work together against homelessness. Berke held a news conference and signed an executive order establishing the council, backed up by representatives from some of the nearly two dozen agencies and organizations "who all want to see an end to this problem." "The No. 1 thing you can do for people with homelessness is get them into housing," Berke said. Interagency Council on Homelessness Chattanooga Mayor's Office Chattanooga Economic & Community Development Department Chattanooga Police Department Hamilton County Government Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Maclellan Foundation United Way of Greater Chattanooga Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition RiverCity Co. Chattanooga Housing Authority University of Tennessee at Chattanooga BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee United Health Group Erlanger Health System Parkridge Health System CHI Memorial Abba's House St. Paul's Episcopal Church Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System - Johnson Mental Health Community Kitchen Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute M.L. King Neighborhood Association Fort Wood Neighborhood Association Along with city and Hamilton County government and the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition, the council ...

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