Tuesday evening, the public weighed in on a new plan to help the homeless in Knoxville.

City officials laid out the proposal in a presentation then took feedback. The plan aims to help the homeless find stable housing so they can reconnect and contribute to the community.

After the last plan failed, the city says it is committed to this strategy and citizen participation is a key component.

"This is a broad community problem. It's something that affects the entire community. It's really important for Knoxville to come together around this issue and try to come together as effectively as we can. It's really critical to have citizen participation in this process," said Michael Dunthorn, project manager for the Office of Homelessness.

The city says dozens of ministries and agencies will take part in the plan.

The Office of Homelessness will present its proposal to city council which must approve or reject it.

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