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Combatting Overcrowding at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless
More cops, more lighting, more bathrooms, new food
"...The city's efforts to get a grip on overcrowding around..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

'Balancing' the Homeless
Proposed laws would recriminalize the usual suspects
"...At holiday time, there's no room at the inn – and soon there..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council Bites the Bullet, Helps the Homeless
Decriminalization advocates prevail, new shelter deal OK'd
"...June 21, City Council took major steps to confront Austin’s homelessness crisis by reducing existing criminal penalties and by..."

June 21, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Reading the Palm District
A new plan-of-plans puts the spotlight on Downtown’s hard, rough eastern edges
"...I have run out of things to say about the 2022 elections: Anyone who can vote this year but..."

Nov. 4, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council ready to take next (Front) Steps
"...City Council returns to the dais today, Thursday, Jan. 31. It'll be interesting to..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Home for the Holidays
A local lineup helps Austin's homeless
"...Booking present Acknowledge Me, a special winter assistance drive for Austin's homeless. House the Homeless is looking for donations..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Dell Medical Is Bringing Health Care to the Homeless
UT school forms a street team
"...often didn't just run out of money; many saw their chances for a safe life derailed by physical and..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Women of Antone's, underground MCs, FuckEmos, and more recommended shows
"...Spotlighting Women Wavemakers of Antone’s Austin Club, Thursday 23, 6pm Antone’s Nightclub, Sunday 26, 7pm..."

March 24, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

City Ends Contract With Operator of Austin's Downtown Homeless Shelter
Front Steps has run the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless since 2004
"...The city of Austin is cutting ties with Front Steps,..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Plans New Emergency Homeless Shelter, But Without Much Community Input
A Southeast Austin warehouse will soon become a shelter
"...As Austin struggles to provide enough emergency shelter beds for the..."

May 12, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Approves California Homeless Service Provider Urban Alchemy to Take Over Austin's Downtown Shelter
But nobody seems very happy about it
"...At the July 28 City Council meeting, all but two members..."

July 29, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Ends Contract With Operator of Austin's Downtown Homeless Shelter
Chronic underperformance catches up with Front Steps
"...The city of Austin is cutting ties with Front Steps,..."

July 15, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: It's a Long Way From City Hall to the Landfill
Tensions over trash, and wheeling and dealing to Save Muny
"...With relatively little friction on the dais, City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 20, meeting..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Still Looking for a Home
Austin searches once again for a comprehensive solution for homelessness
"...$75,407.41 worth of emergency medical care, and you paid for it. Patient No. 1 does not have a home,..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
Donate money and materials
"...As the new coronavirus spreads through Austin, many in our community..."

March 19, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

For Council, No Easy Next Steps After Lifting Camping Ban
Austin’s homelessness strategy turns to housing
"...At a packed forum on homelessness organized by the Downtown Austin Alliance on..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin's Next Shot at Ending Homelessness
Thanks to an infusion of philanthropic cash, the city and its iTeam embark on a new effort
" like this," says Judy, who last lived on the street back in the Eighties. "I was having a..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

At Home at the Easel, If Nowhere Else
A new documentary captures Austin's homeless population finding purpose in art
"...According to government estimates, on any given night there are between 500,000 and 800,000 homeless people in the..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle
A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums
"...Mayor Steve Adler's complex strategy for a Downtown investment plan has plenty of tentative and..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Austin City Council Reinstates Partial Camping Ban
Governor sends in TxDOT; Kitchen leads effort for more explicit rules
"...public camping, Gov. Greg Abbott announced today, Oct. 18, the Texas Department of Transportation would begin clearing out areas..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies
"...For more than a year, the city of Austin, its..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point in Time Count Looks to Give Overview of Homelessness in the U.S.
Service providers, volunteers gear up for annual PIT Count
"...Depending on who you ask in the homelessness services world, and how candid they're willing to..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Problem With K2, Downtown Austin’s Most Dangerous Drug
APD cannot depend on big busts alone to solve the problem
"...Last spring, just before South by Southwest, the city's public safety entities began..."

March 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Crime and the City Solution
How safe do you feel exiting the Sixth Street/Red River Austin music crucible at 2am?
"...unsafe ground." – "Six Bells Chime," by Crime & the City Solution, from the soundtrack to Wim Wenders' Wings..."

June 26, 2009 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Beside The Point
Solicitation Ordinance changes/expansions off the table, at least for now
"...of discussion, protest, and one exceedingly painful public hearing, the abominable expansion of the Solicitation Ordinance has melted away?..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Buys Salvation Army Downtown Homeless Shelter
ARCH operator Urban Alchemy will take over
"...Last week, the city of Austin approved a $15 million purchase of..."

Nov. 15, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Salvation Army Homeless Shelter to Reopen Temporarily, but Will It Be Enough?
Sally saved (for now)
"...Four months after the Salvation Army of Austin abruptly announced plans to close..."

June 16, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Daily Hustle: 9/21/10
What's on the council agenda?
"...- TDH is back with a full agenda preview for this Thursday's City Council meeting. As always, there's lots..."

Sept. 21, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Live and Recorded Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Black Pistol Fire, BLXPLTN, Jazz for a cause, and more
"...There's a peak moment of rowdiness in almost every Black..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin at Large: Life Beyond the Cop Shop?
ULI-Austin members craft hypothetical – but plausible – visions for APD’s unloved HQ
"...Project Connect and building a new airport and redeveloping the old one – the creation of a new Austin..."

Dec. 24, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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