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 Read More »

Action Alert: Stop HUD’s Proposed Anti-Transgender Shelter Rule

Take Action: Help Stop HUD’s Proposed Anti-Transgender Rule Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) opened public comment on the proposed change that seeks to reverse the protections created by the 2016 Equal Access Rule. The proposed modification would allow discrimination against transgender people seeking access to shelter through HUD-funded services by Read More »

Without COVID-19 Relief Bills Passed, 28 Million Will Experience Homelessness

Without COVID-19 Relief Bills Passed, 28 Million Will Experience Homelessness By: Samantha Foss With rent being due, eviction freezes expiring, and COVID-19 on the rise in Texas, countless low-income renters are weeks away from homelessness. Communities across Texas lifted eviction freezes in places such as Harris County, which started eviction proceedings for over 2,000 households Read More »

Local Homeless Coalitions in Action

Local Homeless Coalitions in Action: How Lamar County Homeless Coalition campaign for people experiencing homelessness Guest author Shelly Braziel, Executive Director of Lamar County Human Resources and Chair of the Lamar County Homeless Coalition (LCHC), outlines how the coalition responded to growing community support for an individual leading a rogue online campaign to criminalize panhandling in Paris, Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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