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Unsheltered PIT Count Cancelled, But Our Work Continues

Unsheltered PIT Count Cancelled, But Our Work Continues By: Kyra Henderson 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. Not only is this a data-gathering initiative, but in many […]

Eviction Protections Extended for Two More Months

Eviction Protections Extended for Two More Months By: Nick Thompson The new incoming Center for Disease Control (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH under the Biden-Harris administration extended the current moratorium for evictions until “at least” March 31, 2021. President Biden is calling on Congress to pass a longer eviction moratorium tied with substantial rental […]

We Need Action Now: What We Want to See During the 87th Texas Legislative Session

We Need Action Now: What We Want to See During the 87th Texas Legislative Session By: Nick Thomspon With more than 27,000 people experiencing homelessness, millions of people at risk (or currently) facing eviction proceedings, and the pandemic raging on the Texas Legislature must take significant steps to address the housing needs of Texas communities.  […]

Ending Homelessness through Systems Change

Ending Homelessness through Systems Change Author: Linda Xiong, THN Systems Change Manager At Texas Homeless Network, I work on a team called the Systems Change Team. To me, the naming of this team is very unique because it really gets at the concept or theory behind Coordinated Entry in the Texas Balance of State Continuum […]

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 unheardâ€. Due to […]

What you should know about evictions in Texas

What you should know right now about evictions in TexasBy THN Staff: Samantha Foss You may be one of the countless Texans currently in jeopardy of losing their housing. With more than 2 million Texans who have filed for unemployment during the pandemic, experts are predicting a nationwide increase of homelessness by 40-45% as a […]

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, […]

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