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Let’s Queer Some Things Up: Census 2020

Let’s Queer Some Things Up: Census 2020 Post by: THN Staff, Kyra Henderson Let’s queer some things up here: Every ten years the federal government mandates individuals and families in the U.S. to participate in the Decennial Census. The data contributes to the redrawing of district lines, distributing representative seats, and determining funding for social…

Undercounted: Homelessness and the 2020 Census

Undercounted: Homelessness and the 2020 Census [Updated 09/2020] The decennial United States Census is one of the most important civic responsibilities we face as a nation. Not only does it try to count every person in every household, but the data is used for redistricting and determining federal funding for programs such as food stamps,…

COVID-19 and Homelessness

COVID-19 and Homelessness By: Dr. Ben King and Sam BaldazoThis article was originally posted and sourced from The Medical Care Blog. Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness during this SARS-COV-2 pandemic are facing unique risks and extreme hardships. In the corner of American society almost defined by economic and racial disparities, COVID-19 has compounded and taken…

Meet THN Team Member Mollie Lund

Mollie Lund joined THN as the ESG & SSVF Performance Coordinator in November of 2018. Mollie supports Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program recipients and sub-recipients and Supportive Service for Veterans Families (SSVF) recipients in the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care. Mollie evaluates outcomes of ESG-funded and SSVF-funded projects and provides technical assistance, education…

Meet THN Team Member Sophia Checa

Sophia is the Director of Continuum of Care Programs at THN. In this role, she is responsible for carrying out the strategic direction set by the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care Board. Sophia believes that no one should experience homelessness therefore, she believes in the universal right to housing and death to capitalism….

Meet THN Team Member Kristin Zakoor

Kristin is the Assistant Director of Data at THN. She oversees the coordination and implementation of the Point-In-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count, LSA and HMIS. Her team works closely with the CoC Planning team to enhance data-related projects for the TX BoS CoC. Kristin has worked with several homeless service providers in Austin and…

Meet THN Team Member Kraig Blaize-Fiero

Kraig is the CoC Programs Assistant and started as a volunteer before being placed at THN as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2012. During his VISTA service, which ran from 2012-2014, he worked with various homeless coalitions around the Central Texas area helping to raise awareness within the communities and coordinate annual Point In Time…

Meet Team Member Mary Rychlik Stahlke, LMSW

Mary serves as the Continuum of Care Manager. She conducts CoC planning and operations activities to strategically prevent and end homelessness. Mary ensures the CoC is operating according to its governance structure, policies, and procedures; supports the CoC Board; and coordinates the CoC efforts with other programs, funding streams, and community planning efforts. Mary has expertise in…

Meet THN Team Member Kyra Henderson

Kyra Henderson is the Data Coordinator for the Texas Balance of State CoC. She is charged with organizing and executing the Annual Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count along with responding to data requests and creating data visualizations.  Kyra is originally from Littleton, Colorado and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University….

Homeless Advocacy Day 2019

By David Aguilar, Statewide Initiatives Program Assistant We are thrilled with the success of our largest Homeless Awareness Day (HAD) in the history of Texas Homeless Network (THN). Last week, THN hosted our Advocacy Day to end homelessness with over 100 participants, doubling our record from last Session in 2017. From morning to late afternoon, constituents from…

Press Release – Homelessness Awareness Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Homeless Advocates to Meet at the Capitol for Homelessness Awareness Day March 29, 2019 (Austin, TX) – On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Texas Homeless Network is hosting Homelessness Awareness Day (HAD) at the State Capitol. The event brings together homeless advocates from around the state to meet with and inform their Senators…

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