The Way Home’s Response to COVID-19

The Way Home’s Response to COVID-19 The Coalition for the Homeless is Lead Agency to The Way Home, the Houston-area Continuum of Care (CoC) and collaborative effort to prevent and end homelessness in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties, Texas. Like for everyone else, our world changed seemingly overnight once the novel coronavirus arrived in […]

HUD Revokes Housing Anti-Discrimination

HUD Revokes Housing Anti-Discrimination Protections By: Nick Thompson The White House and HUD recently terminated the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. The Rule, under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, mandated that localities receiving federal funds to assess housing discrimination and racial bias within their communities and plan for how to diminish these realities.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be Anti-Racist. Join the Work.

Be Anti-Racist. Join the Work. This moment in history is not one in which we will stay silent. After two centuries of slavery, another 89 years of legal segregation, and decades of systematic oppression and trauma, what we saw over the weekend was what MLK once said was “the language of the unheardâ€. Due to […]

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