Critics & Supporters Clash At Dallas Homeless Commission MeetingDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' Commission on Homelessness met today and got an earful from critics.
Residents Looking For New "Homes" After Tent City ClosureThreats of arrest apparently were enough to clear out an area in Dallas known as Tent City. The people living in the homeless camp under an Interstate-45 overpass packed their bags and moved out before today's deadline.
Homeless Census Shows Numbers Up In Dallas & Collin CountyThe latest count of homeless people living in Dallas and Collin Counties shows there's been an almost 30-percent increase since last year. The latest unofficial census focused on what are called unsheltered homeless.
Volunteers Brave The Cold To Take Dallas County Homeless CountVolunteers for the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) were out all of Thursday night, talking to people who are living on the streets. The volunteers worked in teams to take an unofficial census of the homeless population in Dallas and Collin Counties.
Volunteers Bring Christmas To Shelter ResidentsVolunteers are Santa's Elves and give Christmas gifts at Arlington Life Shelter.
Bitter Cold Has North Texas Shelter Exceeding CapacityAs temperatures fall, demand at the Arlington Life Shelter rises. The shelter is quickly running out of resources to meet demand. As it stands, the shelter is exceeding its capacity of 85 people.
Protests Don't Prevent Expansion Of City Homeless ShelterDespite protests, the Fort Worth City Council is allowing a homeless shelter to expand. Some residents and business owners are frustrated, saying they feel as if they’re baring the brunt of housing the city’s homeless population.
City Scrambles To Find Enough Shelter For The HomelessDealing with the cold and ice can be difficult when you live in a house or apartment. The situation has even more chance of turning deadly for the thousands of North Texans who are homeless.
North Texas Graduates Who Have Truly "Overcome"Call it a "graduation to life." On Friday 35 residents of a Dallas homeless shelter celebrated a launch to self-sufficiency. The New Life Recovery Program is helping people change their lives...one choice at a time.
Local Students Experience A Night Of HomelessnessIt was a night spent bundled up in blankets, cramped together on cardboard, and sleeping outside in the cold. That’s what more than one hundred 7th and 8th grade students from All Saints Episcopal School did for a project called "Project Empathy."
Shooting Outside Dallas Homeless Shelter Caught On VideoA homeless man was apparently methodically tracked and shot down on the doorstep of a city of Dallas homeless center Sunday night.
Local Non-Profit Encouraging 'Christmas in July' GivingA North Texas homeless shelter wants to get the word out that charitable giving is needed after the holidays. Non-profits workers say there’s always an uptick in charitable giving during November and December, then contributions fall almost flat after December 31.