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City of Longview Homeless Resource Day 2022

City of Longview Homeless Resource Day 2022 By: Sabrina Fields The City of Longview hosted its annual Homeless Resource Day on Thursday, January 27, at the Longview Exhibit Building. Homeless Resource Day connects Longview’s unhoused population with resources and services to assist with basic needs such as shelter, food, and counseling. A variety of direct […]

How Climate Change Continues to Impact Homelessness

How Climate Change Continues to Impact Homelessness By: Cindy Ramirez Everything is bigger in Texas… and that, unfortunately, still applies to the climate change in our state. In the past year, Texans have experienced severe thunderstorms (including heavy rainfall and tornadoes) and wildfires. As a result of these increasingly frequent natural disasters, many more people have lost […]

The Future of America’s Rental Housing 2022

The Future of America’s Rental Housing 2022 By: Nick Thompson For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released America’s Rental Housing 2022 report. This report demonstrates the instability of the rental market in contrast with an inflated economy and continued pandemic.  […]

Together, We Are AmeriCorps

Together, We Are AmeriCorps Celebrating AmeriCorps Week, March 13 – 19 By: Lisa Albracht During AmeriCorps Week we recognize the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors and encourage more Americans to follow in their footsteps in service. THN would like to thank the following eight THN […]

The Safety Paradox:
Housing and Intimate Partner Violence During Covid-19

The Safety Paradox: Housing and Intimate Partner Violence During Covid-19 By: Michelle Kaiser Everyone in the world has experienced hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) have been especially impacted. Due to the stay-at-home orders and social distancing, people are stuck at home with their abusers. Those spending more […]

Transgender and Non-Binary Discrimination and Homelessness

Transgender and Non-Binary Discrimination and Homelessness By: Michelle Kaiser One in three transgender people in the United States have experienced homelessness. The 2019 PIT Count revealed some terrible disparities in gender identity and housing. 63% of transgender people and 80% of nonbinary people experiencing homelessness were unsheltered. These numbers are high for a lot of reasons, and all of […]

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2021 By: Eric Samuels Every morning at 6:45 a.m. I wake up, and like many of you, I check the emails that have come in throughout the evening or early morning. However, unlike most of you, the first email I read every day is about our neighbors who passed away. The […]

NLIHC Releases Out of Reach Report 2021

2021 Out of Reach Report from NLIHC National Low Income Housing Coalition just released the annual Out of Reach Report detailing housing unaffordability across the entire United States.  Another year goes by that Texas’ low-income tenants and homeowners are left behind again. Overall, Texas’ housing affordability continues to trend in the wrong direction while the state’s […]

The First Pride Was a Riot

The First Pride Was a Riot By: Jacq Taylor As we wrap up celebrating a more traditional Pride season full of parties and parades after a year of staying at home, I want to highlight how last year’s Pride season returned to its roots with the Uprising for Black Lives. Folx were in the streets […]

Juneteenth Celebration – The Texas Call to Freedom

THN recognizes the long-term and continued impacts of slavery. For example, in homeless services, we know that the African American population makes up more than 40% of those experiencing homelessness, but represents 13 percent of the general population. To increase the education of service providers, THN invited guest blogger Ebony Jackson to create a condensed […]

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