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Ways to Help Your Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Ways to Help Your Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness By: Aubrey Fetzer It can be really overwhelming to see folks in your community experiencing homelessness. The reality of homelessness can be hard to come to terms with, especially when, culturally, it feels like the overarching message from our national, state, and local leadership is that if you[…]

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[…]

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[…]

THN Receives $2 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

Texas Homeless Network Receives $2 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in Texas Day 1 Families Fund grants $96.2 million to 32 nonprofits across the country to provide shelter for children and families in need Texas Homeless Network (THN), an organization that leads Texas communities to make homelessness[…]

A History of Homelessness in the United States

A History of Homelessness in the United States By: Jen Beardsley Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Annoying as platitudes may feel, this one is made gospel by the shockingly similar responses modern America and medieval Europe had to spikes in homelessness. While a conviction of vagrancy (or loitering, criminal[…]

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[…]

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