Texas Homeless Network

education, resources, and advocacy

Author : TX BoS CoC

2022 Point-in-Time Count Results

2022 Point-in-Time Count Results Ava Paredes – Data Coordinator The Point in Time (PIT) count is an annual HUD-mandated survey of people experiencing homelessness on a single night. This survey is conducted throughout the state and the country. The PIT Count helps us understand how homelessness changes over time across numerous variables such as economic[…]

NLIHC Releases Out of Reach Report 2021

2021 Out of Reach Report from NLIHC National Low Income Housing Coalition just released the annual Out of Reach Report detailing housing unaffordability across the entire United States.  Another year goes by that Texas’ low-income tenants and homeowners are left behind again. Overall, Texas’ housing affordability continues to trend in the wrong direction while the state’s[…]

Understanding the Diversity within Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities and Responding to Housing Insecurity and Homelessness

Understanding the Diversity within Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities and Responding to Housing Insecurity and Homelessness By: Linda Xiong “Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society than we have seen.” Yuri Kochiyama, Passion for Justice documentary Yuri Kochiyama was an American Civil Rights[…]

Coordinated Entry as Collective Impact Work

Coordinated Entry as Collective Impact Work By: Linda Xiong In a previous post, I discussed how coordinated entry is an example of systems change in the context of ending homelessness. But where does someone start? What does it take to “do” systems change? For complex social problems like homelessness, collective impact can be a great[…]

AmeriCorps VISTAs Serve Here

AmeriCorps VISTAs Serve Here By: Jacq Taylor  Texas Homeless Network is proud of our continued partnership with AmeriCorps!   We currently have five AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members in service across the state working to build capacity and assist our communities in ending homelessness. Since it is AmeriCorps Week, we are excited[…]

Welcome Secretary Marcia Fudge!

Welcome Secretary Marcia Fudge! By: Nick Thompson Texas Homeless Network would like to extend our warmest welcome to incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge.  It is our hope that under Secretary Fudge we can work together to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring and expand affordable, accessible housing options in Texas and[…]

Black History is Active

Black History is Active By: Jacq Taylor “I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually…the finest principles may have to be modified, or may even be pulverized by the demands of life, and one must find, therefore, one’s[…]

What happens to low-income renters come 2021?

What happens to at-risk renters on Jan. 1, 2021? Author: Jasmine Pool As of September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placed an order into effect to prevent residential evictions for non-payment of rent in the United States. Although the temporary national moratorium is a step in the right direction, it[…]

Show Me the Coronavirus Relief Fund Money

Show Me the Coronavirus Relief Fund Money By: Sophia Checa Did you know your community is eligible for funding under the Coronavirus Relief Fund? Did you know Texas received $11.24 billion? While $3.24 billion went directly to the 18 areas with populations over 500,000, Texas received $8 billion to be distributed across the rest of[…]

2020 Point-in-Time Results

The 2020 Point-in-Time Count Has Been Submitted! Contact:  Kyra Henderson, Data Coordinator, 512-861-2192 Every year the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates communities to conduct the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, which aims to provide a snapshot of those experiencing homelessness over the course of one night. Each Continuum of Care then reports the number[…]

Housing Inventory Count 2020 Results

Housing Inventory Count 2020 Results By: Kyra Henderson On January 23, 2020, Texas Homeless Network began collecting submissions for the 2020 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) which aims to provide bed and unit inventory information for all of the housing projects in the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care (TX BoS CoC) 1. In addition[…]

The History of Juneteenth

The History of Juneteenth By: Princess Murchison and Sophia Checa StatementTHN recognizes the long-term and continued impacts of slavery. For example, in homeless services, we know that Black people make up more than 40% of those experiencing homelessness, but represent 13 percent of the general population. To increase education of service providers, THN staff has[…]

Scroll to top