Governor Abbott Unveils Plan To Open 5-Acre Homeless Campsite In AustinAfter months of battles over Austin's homeless problem, Governor Abbott unveiled a plan to create a homeless campsite on a five-acre plot of state land.
New Home In Dallas For Once Homeless Seniors Helping Change Lives: 'This Saved My Life'The St. Jude Center opened last August after the Catholic Housing Initiative bought and redeveloped a vacant assisted living facility.
Mesquite Nonprofit Looking To Build Center For Homeless Youth"Sleeping under bridges, and in youth shelters," says Andrew Morris of the Mesquite nonprofit, Raising the Bridge. "It's a big deal going on right now. I really understand what's going on, because I was there."
Apartment's Car Dent Policy Puts Family At Risk Of Homelessness"They're expecting tenants who barely have enough money to make ends meet to invest money in cosmetic damages," tenant Sontlux Sukhavachana said.
Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report On LGBTQ Youth HomelessnessYears before reaching pop music stardom, Cyndi Lauper was down on her luck, broke and homeless. She talked about her experience while unveiling a nationwide report on youth homelessness.
HUD Proposal Could Raise Rents For Poor By 20-PercentThat rent increase is about six times greater than the growth in average hourly earnings, putting the poorest workers at an increased risk of homelessness.
North Texas Middle School Building Compassion Into CurriculumIt is not exactly sugar plums and presents, and school leaders say that is the assignment's intent: urging the students to think about the causes and consequences of homelessness.
Homeless Man Found Dead After Flash Flood In DentonA homeless man drowned in Denton after fast-moving water, from a flash flood, swept him away. Denton firefighters say several men were swept away when a flash flood hit Sunday afternoon.
Homeless Project Aims To Teach Young Texans About EmpathyStudents at one Fort Worth private middle school got a real world lesson on homelessness. The group from All Saints Episcopal School spent the night sleeping outside with nothing more than a blanket and a cardboard box to provide shelter.
Dallas County & City Leaders Propose Partnership To Fight HomelessnessA proposed partnership between the City of Dallas and Dallas County looks to provide more oversight for spending on homelessness.
Dallas Committee Considers Different Ways To Deal With PanhandlersAmong other things, during a meeting today the Public Safety Committee in Dallas will again try to address the problem of panhandling.
Federal Government Estimating Number Of Homeless PeopleThe federal government is estimating the number of homeless people nationwide. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce state-by-state figures Thursday.
Report: Cities Passing More Laws Making Homelessness A CrimeCities in North Texas and across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing.
Homelessness Ends With A Home - Hickory Crossing OpensHomelessness ends with a home. That's what you have here- new homes for people who've spent months and years living under bridges.
Public Feedback Wanted At Dallas Homelessness MeetingsThe new Dallas Commission on Homelessness wants feedback from the public and is hosting two public meetings this week to let residents speak up.