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The impact of Homelessness Awareness Day

The Impact of Homelessness Awareness Day We are thrilled with the success of our largest, and first-ever virtual, Homeless Awareness Day in the history of Texas Homeless Network (THN). Homelessness Awareness Day (HAD) is an advocacy day that aims to educate policymakers on homelessness and housing. With over 200 registered participants, we doubled in size […]

Let’s Talk About Zoning

Let’s Talk About Zoning By: Billy Streu Could zoning reform in Texas be a viable solution for our affordable housing crisis? Even more, could it begin to put a dent in economic and racial inequality? For many years, zoning reform has felt like a big Texas-size elephant in the room. President Biden’s housing plan includes […]

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 […]

“No, I’m not homeless. I’m just houseless”: On Nomadland

“No, I’m not homeless. I’m just houseless”: On Nomadland By: Nick Thompson 4/26/2021 Update – Nomadland also picked up 6 Oscars including Best Picture and  Best Actress in addition to the Golden Globe wins described below.   This week Nomadland won two awards including best drama and director for Chloé Zhao’s adaptation of Jessica Bruder’s 2017 […]

Black History is Active

Black History is Active “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 own moral center […]

Texas Homeless Network Response to USICH Report

Texas Homeless Network Response to USICH Report, “Expanding the Toolbox: The Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness” October 23, 2020, Austin, TX – Earlier this week, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) held a roundtable discussion focused on the recently released report, “Expanding the Toolbox: The Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness.” As a statewide agency focused […]

Advocacy Alert: Qualified Allocation Plan

Don’t miss the 10/9 deadline: THN’s QAP Public Comment Author: Eric Samuels, President and CEO  The TDHCA board will be considering proposed changes to the Qualified Allocation Plan. This plan sets policy for tax credits that are awarded for building new affordable and supportive housing. These proposed changes are to the Supportive Housing Definition. These […]

VISTAs in Action

Spotlight Post: AmeriCorps in ActonSalvation Army Food Distribution Author: Brenda Larsosa I’m currently serving as an AmeriCorps Coalition and Coordinated Entry Coordinator for the City of Texarkana. When The Salvation Army of Texarkana, a fellow member of the Texarkana Homeless Coalition, recently expressed a need for assistance with their food box distribution program during the COVID-19 […]

Action Towards Equity and Protecting Equal Access

Action Towards Equity and Protecting Equal Access Author: Giovanna DiNapoli  Recently, the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a modification to the Equal Access Rule that would allow shelters to deny access to trans individuals based on their gender identity and sex assigned at birth. This harmful proposed change creates another level of discrimination that transgender […]

COVID-19 Response Prompts New Collaborations and Programs in San Antonio

COVID-19 Response Prompts New Collaborations and Programs in San Antonio Background SARAH is the Continuum of Care Lead Agency for San Antonio/Bexar County responsible for local coordination and strategies to prevent and end homelessness. Haven for Hope is a transformational campus focused on addressing root causes of homelessness with a person-centered and recovery-oriented approach. The […]

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