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Homelessness Around the World

Homelessness Around the World By: William Kao When concentrating on addressing the issue of homelessness in our local communities, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that other communities, both in the United States and around the world, face challenges that are both similar and different from each other. Each individual case

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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

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Johnson v. Grants Pass: The Future of Criminalization of Homelessness

Johnson v. Grants Pass: The Future of Criminalization of Homelessness in Texas and the Country By: Sam Foss On April 22, the Supreme Court heard the landmark Johnson v. Grants Pass case. This pivotal case has been deemed one of the most crucial cases concerning the rights of individuals experiencing homelessness in decades. Today, Texas

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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Homelessness in the Balance of State: 2023 Point in Time Count Results

Homelessness in the Balance of State: 2023 Point-in-Time Count Results Intro The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annual HUD-mandated census of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The PIT Count allows us a valuable opportunity to engage our communities in combating homelessness in addition to gathering a comprehensive data set of people

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