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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scaling the Pyramid
City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year
"...Psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory states that basic physiological requirements (e.g., food and water)..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Human Element
"...The Salvation Army will build a homeless shelter on this..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

Going With the Flow
The next life of Waller Creek
"...Waller Creek and environs is to live intensively in the modern world and at the same time to be..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Ari Phillips

Homelessness: The Big Picture
Poverty and lack of affordable housing keep people down both locally and nationwide
"...When nighttime temperatures dipped into the 20s a couple of weeks back, a handful of..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Art From the Streets: Taste the rainbow of flavors
What makes the annual "Art From the Streets" exhibition and sale interesting is the way it shows not how different homeless people are from us, but how much we all have in common
"...What is an artist? What is the artist's intention? These two short questions apply directly to..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Art From the Streets: Off the Streets and on Your Walls
Art helps, and the annual Art From the Streets Show and Sale helps artists who are homeless sell the work they've created and help themselves
"...It's this simple: Art helps. For the person who makes it, it helps develop a..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beside the Point: Somewhere Over the Dais
Pay no attention to the man sleeping under the bridge
"...what was left at 10pm of a crowd after the marathon presentation on African-American Quality of Life (see "Engineering..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

How Austin Is Tackling Homelessness on the Street and at City Hall
More shelters, more beds, and more fights about ordinances ahead
"...When Arlene Page learned the tent she shared with her boyfriend Philip Mitchell had..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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