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Yearly Archives: 2018

Our Homes, Our Voices May 1-8, 2018

 LIFT YOUR VOICE TO PROTECT OUR HOMES AND COMMUNITIES  Join advocates from across the country in calling for greater investments in affordable homes and in our communities.  Mark your calendar: Monday, May 7th – National Call-In Day Tuesday, May 8th – Tweet Storm Join one …

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ACTION ITEM: Comment on the General Land Office’s Relief by 4/26

By Eric Samuels, President/CEO   The General Land Office (GLO) recently released an Action Plan announcing $5 billion in funds for Harvey recovery. While I’m encouraged that homelessness is included in this plan, I’m concerned that the strategies outlined to …

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Lisa’s VISTA Experience

By Lisa Sewell My VISTA assignment was to help the Texarkana Homeless Coalition implement a coordinated entry (CE) system mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Coordinated entry is a process that prioritizes the most vulnerable homeless people for housing. My first …

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Using OAT for SOAR

By Melina Lasater, THN VISTA SOAR State Coordinator Did you know there is a step-by-step guide on how to set up OAT? Download the guide and set yours up today! Why Track Outcomes? Expand your SOAR initiative Persuade potential partners …

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2018 NAEH Family and Youth Conference

By Caitlin Bayer Each year in the spring, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) convenes the nation’s experts in ending homelessness to share information and resources on ending homelessness for families with children and youth. This year, THN was …

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Early intervention for infants and toddlers

Texas Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Health and Human Services (HHS), Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program is a state-wide comprehensive system of services that provides early intervention for infants and toddlers birth to 36 months of age …

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We can do hard things (together)!

By Jen Hellow, SOAR Statewide VISTA Member   One of my oldest friends came to town a month or so before I was scheduled to begin my year of service last January and told me a phrase that would resonate …

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Texas Ending Homelessness Fund Kicks Off

State housing, motor vehicle agencies kick-off Texas Ending Homelessness Fund Donations now accepted when registering your vehicle (AUSTIN)  — Beginning January 1, 2018, Texans can donate to the Texas Ending Homelessness Fund (www.txhomelessfund.org) when they register or renew registration for …

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