According to the nonprofit, if they receive 20,000 validated signatures from Austin residents by July 18, the ordinance will be placed on the November ballot.
Three weeks ago, Love Sinks In expanded to Austin and is now in 15 cities across the country.
At the same time, the number of those who are homeless and living in shelters decreased by twenty percent.
The Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row went from 100 positive COVID-19 cases to zero, according to the CEO.
The Los Angeles city council voted on Wednesday to identify any hotels refusing to house the homeless as part of Project Roomkey, to investigate if any of those hotels have gotten tax breaks from the city in the past, and suggested these hotels may need to be “commandeered”.
Marcos Saul Aurora Gonzalez and is one of about 250 members of the 30-year-old San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women's Collective. He wasn't always homeless. But since the Bay Area stay-at-home order shut down most business, the 37-year-old from El Salvador has not been able to find work.
Landlords in Venice are calling Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin “exploitative” and “predatory” after Bonin pitched a proposal to use federal stimulus money to buy up distressed properties that go “belly up” and turn them around into housing for the homeless.
Standing in front of a Motel 6 near San Jose, Newsom said more than 4,200 people have been moved out of shelters and off the streets into motel rooms.
On April 9, the Central Texas Food Bank supplied the city with shelf-stable, easy to open food. Packaging and distribution was then staged at the Austin Convention Center, where convention staff helped pack over 1,000 bags. The bags were then distributed to encampments outside of the 'urban core.'
The Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row is seeing a rash of coronavirus cases after one of its staffers passed away from COVID-19, and now the shelter will decrease its capacity by 50 percent.
Major Lewis Reckline, the Austin-area Salvation Army Commander, joins Marcel Clarke to talk about the new county orders and what the homeless shelters can do with their limited resources.
The shelters are in need of more cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, N-95 masks and donations.
The MSC-South homeless shelter, located at 525 5th Street, is currently housing 100 people.
Los Angeles County health officials made the somber announcement on Thursday that a staffer at a homeless shelter had died of the coronavirus.
Newsom said his team has secured 7,000 hotel rooms for the homeless, and is on the way to scoring 15,000 in what he is dubbing "Project Room Key."
Salvation Army area commander Major Lewis Reckline joins Marcel Clarke to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless and nonprofits that help them.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said it’s possible 60,000 could contract the virus.
In line with the Travis County Commissioners Court, city council approved extending the city's disaster declaration over concerns about coronavirus. There is not yet a confirmed case in Travis County.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Austin Police Department.
The state will lease out Camp R.A.T.T. for $1 a month to the group, and they will build a 300-bed shelter on the site.