Homelessness is not just a problem in Knoxville and other urban area. Many of our rural counties face the same issue.
That's why several local lawmakers want to bring that issue to light. Scott County has a homeless shelter that serves several areas around northern Tennessee.
On Wednesday, several lawmakers issued a proclamation declaring November to be "Homeless Awareness Month."
They say that's close to the holidays and reminds people of the problem, especially outside of Knoxville.