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Using Data to Build Better Systems

By Keegan Shepherd, THN Statewide Initiatives VISTA During my year as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Texas Homeless Network, I have worked on statewide initiatives that largely center on one question: How can we use data to better connect people experiencing homelessness in Texas to housing and services? Our main answer to that question has been Read More »

Honoring those who have died on the streets in 2018

Today is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Visit this blog post to see news stories from the past year highlighting some of the people who have died on the streets in 2018. Below are stories a couple of homeless service providers shared about the people they knew and worked with who died. https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/crime/woman-found-dead-near-north-victoria-parking-lot-w-video/article_7062f06a-d0c1-11e8-979c-7fdc1b560ead.html Rachel Berger’s Read More »

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

By Jennifer Z. Paulsen, Director of Development & Communications As we near the end of 2018, THN would like to recognize those who have lost their lives over the past year while experiencing homelessness. Starting in November, each Friday THN has posted an article featuring a life lost to Facebook and Twitter. We have called Read More »

Update on Safety Nets for Students and Families Project + Grant deadlines

We are excited to share information on 5 planned December events as part of the Safety Nets for Students and Families project and an update on the grant deadlines. All updated project information can always be found HERE. Grant Deadlines:  Apply soon!  We are reviewing and awarding funds on a rolling basis until we are out of funds.  If you would Read More »

Safety Nets for Students and Families

Texas Network of Youth Services, Texas Homeless Network, and Texas Homeless Education Office will be working in partnership with all regions of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey (excluding Harris County) to support schools and community-based organization better meet the needs of homeless youth and families displaced by the storm. Support will include: Training and technical assistance offered to Read More »

Welcome New VISTA Members!

Elena Lusk is the new THN Coordinated Entry AmeriCorps VISTA member in Austin, TX. She is originally from the Denton area of North Texas and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors in Psychology from Saint Edward’s University. During college, she worked in direct service for Front Steps, the emergency shelter inside The ARCH here in Read More »

Veterans Workforce Outreach Request for Applications

The Texas Workforce Commission has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Veterans Workforce Outreach initiative from eligible applicants to provide outreach to Hard-to-Serve Veterans not currently being served through Workforce Solutions Offices, address employment barriers, and reintegrate Hard-to-Serve Veterans into meaningful employment.  The response due date is September 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Read More »

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Released New Tool to Help Maximize Income

On July 20, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a new tool for beneficiaries of Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability benefits, which helps demonstrate how income from employment and/or VA disability benefits will affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Too often, misinformation about how employment will affect income Read More »

Nominate Someone for Doing Outstanding Work

The THN Outstanding Awards recognizes agencies and individuals, including agency leaders, members of the media, community leaders, advocates, members of Congress, legislators, and anyone else doing an outstanding job towards ending homelessness.   Help us recognize the people and agencies going above and beyond to help end homelessness. It can be your agency or even Read More »

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 of the events hosted by Texas Housers. Austin Lead Organization: Texas Housers Contact: Christina Rosales, christina@texashousing.org Date: Sunday, May 6 Read More »

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