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Positively Living HUD

1501 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 525-1540

http://positively-living.org/

Description:

Supportive Housing Program- This program provides housing and case management to men suffering from a combination of mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other catastrophic illnesses. Men are eligible for the program if they have a documented history of co-occurring disorders including HIV/AIDS, mental illness and addiction; they have a history of chronic homelessness; and they are financially limited. By providing long-term, affordable housing combined with comprehensive therapeutic support, residents are afforded the opportunity to stay mentally and physically healthy. The Supportive Housing Program currently has twenty-four (24) apartments located at 1501 East Fifth Avenue. For more information on the SHP program contact Jered Croom @ jered.croom@gmail.com or 525-1540.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)- HOPWA is a federally funded collaborative between Positively Living and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency serving the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the sixteen counties of the Knox and East Tennessee Regions. HOPWA financial assistance is available to eligible clients to aid in stabilizing their lives and thereby preventing homelessness. Funds are available for rental/mortgage assistance and utility assistance. To be eligible for assistance you must provide a proof of positive. For more information on the HOPWA program contact Leslie Blevins @ fib69@yahoo.com or 525-1540.

Ryan White Part B- Ryan White is a federally funded collaborative between Positively Living, the East Tennessee Ryan White Planning Council and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency serving the Transportation and Nutritional needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the sixteen counties of the Knox and East Tennessee Regions. This assistance consists of case management, food and gas vouchers and bus passes. To receive assistance, a referral to the program must be requested via the Medical Case Manager at the Center of Excellence (Knox County Health Department). If not enrolled with the COE and in need of RW assistance or for more information regarding the program, contact Lindsey Richisen at lindseyrichesin@gmail.com or 525-1540.

Phone Numbers

Office

(865) 525-1540

Case Management

(865) 525-1540 x232

Address Listings

Physical
(Primary)
1501 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Mailing1501 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917

Contacts

Leslie Blevins

Primary Contact

Director of Services

Jered Croom

Housing Case Manager

(865) 525-1540

jeredcroom@gmail.com

Person in Charge- Steve Jenkins

Executive Director

(865) 525-1540 x230

sjenkinsk@aol.com

General Information

Hours:

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Intake Process:

Walk-ins welcome.

Documentation required:
Medicaid card
Pay stub or proof of income
Social Security number
State or Federal ID
SSI or unemployment benefits award letter
Proof of positive

Program Fees:

30% of income-cost of supportive housing.

No fees associated with other programs

Languages:

No language assistance offered.

Eligibility:

Eligibility:
Men are eligible for the program if they have a documented history of co-occurring disorders including HIV/AIDS, mental illness and addiction; they have a history of chronic homelessness; and they are financially limited.

We do not serve registered sex offenders or non-chronically homeless.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Date of Official Change:

August 7, 2006

Geography Served

  • Tennessee
    • Knox County
      • Knoxville

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