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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…

THN’s Response to HUD’s Proposed Change to Equal Access

THN’s Response to HUD’s Proposed Change to Equal Access On July 1st, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a press release announcing the essential reversal of the 2016 Equal Access Rule. The proposed modification would allow discrimination against transgender people seeking access to shelter through HUD-funded services by returning decision-making…

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 unheard”. Due to…

Undercounted: Homelessness and the 2020 Census

Undercounted: Homelessness and the 2020 Census [Updated 09/2020] The decennial United States Census is one of the most important civic responsibilities we face as a nation. Not only does it try to count every person in every household, but the data is used for redistricting and determining federal funding for programs such as food stamps,…

COVID-19 and Homelessness

COVID-19 and Homelessness By: Dr. Ben King and Sam BaldazoThis article was originally posted and sourced from The Medical Care Blog. Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness during this SARS-COV-2 pandemic are facing unique risks and extreme hardships. In the corner of American society almost defined by economic and racial disparities, COVID-19 has compounded and taken…

A Letter to Texans: COVID-19 Response

Fellow Texans, Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, impacts countless vulnerable Texans. The elderly, immunocompromised people, low-income households and people living without basic shelter are all at a higher risk of contracting, spreading, and dying from this virus. Texas Homeless Network realizes the breadth of this impact and seriousness of the consequences at hand if we do…

Texas CoC Leads Letter to the Governor

Our collective response to the State of Texas/Governor’s interventions regarding homelessness in Austin: Overview Bullet Points: The state of Texas and the Governor’s office recently created a sanctioned encampment on state land in Austin, TX for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The given explanation for the State’s intervention was to protect Texans, but for this to…

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