Tag Archives: homelessness

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

Homelessness action report calls for doubling spending

If Austin wants to get serious about ending homelessness, it needs to spend about twice as much on the variety of programs that currently serve the more than 2,000 people living on the streets.That’s according to an action plan endorsed…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Jo Clifton

City regulations may create more homelessness

City ordinances prohibiting panhandling in certain areas, criminalizing camping in public places, living in a car or tent, or sitting or lying on the sidewalk in parts of downtown are creating barriers that make it more difficult for people to…

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Campaign would raise $60M to house homeless

The Mobile Loaves & Fishes nonprofit announced plans to help reduce Austin’s homeless population over the next 10 years through a series of expansions of its Community First! Village project in Northeast Austin.The expansions will be paid for with a…

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Homeless service providers say pilot program made downtown Austin safer

An effort to reduce crowds loitering outside the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless has made downtown safer, local service providers say.A 30-day initiative was launched last month to address homelessness outside the ARCH, where dozens of people congregate on…

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Increased support outside ARCH to target crime, help homeless

Four months after city officials called on the Austin Police Department and other public safety departments to address a spike in drug use around the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, the next phase of help is about to begin.Starting…

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Council considers using city-owned buildings to ease overcrowding at homeless shelters

City Council is looking at using city-owned buildings as temporary homeless shelters.The idea comes from Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, who says overcrowding at downtown shelters has led to harsh conditions for people experiencing homelessness.Speaking at City Hall on Tuesday,…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Public Safety Commission hears update on Austin’s homeless

Representatives from the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) and the Austin Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST) briefed the Public Safety Commission Monday night on the state of the city’s homeless population.“I think in Austin we know what we…

Monday, February 27, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Homelessness in D4 spurs residents looking to marshal housing resources

Residents in the North Austin area focused in District 4 are looking to assemble a network of local service groups and government resources to respond to what’s believed to be an increase in the homeless population there.There’s no official count…

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