Author: Samantha Foss

Texas CoC Leads Letter to the Governor

Our collective response to the State of Texas/Governor’s interventions regarding homelessness in Austin: Overview Bullet Points: The state of Texas and the Governor’s office recently created a sanctioned encampment on state land in Austin, TX for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The given explanation for the State’s intervention was to protect Texans, but for this to Read More »

The Criminalization of Homelessness across the Texas Balance of State

By: Jen Beardsley The Texas Balance of State encompasses a huge swath of an already enormous state – 215 counties, or roughly 60 percent of Texas’ population. Though this region and its area and population are diverse, all communities share the burden of affordable housing shortages and operating homelessness resources on shoestring budgets. They’re also Read More »

Advocacy as the foundation and future of ending homelessness

Advocacy means the opportunity to cultivate conversations in intentional and meaningful ways. Through advocacy, we can engage in policymaking, promote community equity work, and critically analyze the ways in which we can create a better and more just country. As THN’s Statewide Initiatives Coordinator, I have a direct role with THN Advocates in ensuring that Read More »

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