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The Value of Sharing Your Recovery From Homelessness

The Value of Sharing Your Recovery from Homelessness By: Tammy Chan Dear Reader,  I am a member of the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care (TX BoS CoC) Lived Experience Committee (LEC). I’m writing this post to share part of my journey and some things that I have come to see and believe are[…]

Navigating Challenges Together: A Personalized Roadmap for Rural Texas to End Homelessness

Navigating Challenges Together: A Personalized Roadmap for Rural Texas to End Homelessness By: Jim Ward Introduction In the vast landscapes and tight-knit communities of rural Texas, the journey to end homelessness is both a shared commitment and a distinct challenge. Unlike in larger cities, rural areas face unique obstacles that require tailored solutions. This guide[…]

As COVID continues, so do its impacts on homelessness

As COVID continues, so do its impacts on homelessness It is no secret that navigating the consequences of COVID-19 has been especially challenging for those without stable housing and/or emergency savings across the country. Countless people have become unable to work due to long-COVID, and others lost employment as a result of industry disruptions originating[…]

Homelessness in Texas: A Snapshot

Homelessness in Texas: A Snapshot By: Anja Taylor About the Texas Homeless Data Sharing Network  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), states, and Continuums of Care (CoCs), also known as homeless response systems, have made significant strides in recent years to improve data collection and analysis, often with limited resources. Still, available[…]

The Crucial Role of Social Workers in Ending Homelessness

The Crucial Role of Social Workers in Ending Homelessness By: Hope Rodgers March is Social Work Month, a time to honor the dedication and resilience of social workers and the contributions collectively made by the profession. The National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) theme for Social Work Month 2024 is “Empowering Social Workers! Inspiring Action,[…]

Affordable Housing is Out of Reach in Texas for Low-Wage Workers 

Affordable Housing is Out of Reach in Texas for Low-Wage Workers  By: Anja Taylor For too long, low-income renters in America have struggled to afford housing. Even before the pandemic, rents were increasing much more quickly than wages, putting pressure on millions of renters. With the arrival of the pandemic, low-wage renters were hit with[…]

AmeriCorps Week: A Celebration of National Service

AmeriCorps Week: A Celebration of National Service, March 12 – 18 During AmeriCorps Week, THN thanks the following four THN AmeriCorps VISTA members and recognizes their hard work to end poverty across Texas and New Mexico. Over the past year, THN VISTA members have served over 9,120 hours, recruited 84 volunteers, raised over $55,000 in[…]

The State of Housing Affordability in Texas: Out of Reach

The State of Housing Affordability in Texas: Out of Reach By: Lisa Albracht As the 88th Texas legislative session progresses, we’re reflecting on where our state stands in regard to housing affordability. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual report, “Out of Reach 2022: The High Cost of Housing,” highlighting the mismatch[…]

Ways to Help Your Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Ways to Help Your Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness By: Aubrey Fetzer It can be really overwhelming to see folks in your community experiencing homelessness. The reality of homelessness can be hard to come to terms with, especially when, culturally, it feels like the overarching message from our national, state, and local leadership is that if you[…]

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