Formerly homeless woman calls for more resources to help people transition into housing
Kylee Mohr was homeless beginning in 2012. Now sober and off the streets, she hopes more resources can be made available for Austin's homeless population.
Nonprofit calls for city to address disproportionate homeless rates in Black community
The Black community makes up less than 10% of the population in Austin but accounts for more than 30% of all homeless people in the city limits. Anthony Jackson, founder of We Can Now, is doing his part to change things.
Salvation Army extends downtown homeless shelter operations for up to 30 days
The extension, funded by the City of Austin, will allow homeless residents time to seek safe relocation.
Texas Rep. files bill to help the homeless get back into homes
House Bill 3766 creates a waiver in the Texas property code that prevents landlords and property managers from charging a rental application fee to homeless applicants.
HUD, HACA announce 300 new housing vouchers
Using HUD funding, the HACA will be providing 300 new housing vouchers totaling $93 million. 100 of those vouchers are designated specifically for homeless veterans.
Downtown Austin Salvation Army residents, homeless advocates protest anticipated closure of shelter
The Austin Area Commander announced the 100-bed downtown shelter would close, in a letter released mid-February, on March 15.
Former homeless man helps others experiencing homelessness through nonprofit
Antony Jackson has been homeless before. Now he helps others in that same situation through his nonprofit We Can Now.
Local businesses remain skeptical after homeless encampment cleaned up in South Austin
Local businesses remain skeptical even after huge homeless encampment located at Pack Saddle Pass and U.S. Highway 71 went from full of tents to entirely empty. They wonder how long it will stay that way.
Hungry Hill Foundation helps East Austin homeless community with resources, programs
Chase Wright has been incarcerated and homeless before. After he got out of jail, he saw the lack of resources that homeless people were given, which led him to founding Hungry Hill Foundation last year.
Salvation Army of Austin to close downtown shelter
The downtown location has been the cornerstone of the Salvation Army of Austin's charity services for decades, but the organization says the building is aging and in disrepair.
City of Austin transfers 60 homeless people from South Austin encampment to temporary shelter
The area of Pack Saddle Pass and Highway 71 is now mostly empty, but there was a very large homeless encampment.
Volunteers hit Austin-Travis County streets for first in-person homeless count in 2 years
Hundreds of volunteers gathered at around 3 a.m. Saturday to find as many homeless people as possible, searching the woods, behind buildings and under overpasses.
Plan to house senior homeless with disabilities in Northwest Austin revealed with pushback
Some living near the old Candlewood Suites on Pecan Park Boulevard still have concerns about neighborhood safety after unwanted visitors were found on the property over the summer.
Austin hair salon could shut down due to neighboring homeless camp
Owners of Headspace Salon say homeless living at the large camp have threatened their employees and clients for months. They also said they have seen an uptick in vandalism and other criminal activity.
SFPD arrest art gallery owner, seen on video hosing down homeless woman, on battery charges
San Francisco police say they've arrested Shannon Collier Gwin, the man seen last week on video hosing down a homeless woman in front of his art gallery.
Homeless man blamed for wreaking havoc in South Austin neighborhood explains actions
Residents said he uses a chainsaw and machete to cut down trees in the middle of the night and now he’s taking a sledgehammer to city property.
Texas 7-Eleven store plays classical music to deter homeless population
The owner of a convenience store in Austin, Texas says the goal is to deter homeless individuals from being there and harassing customers. Some customers say they're all for the music, while others are annoyed by it.
ARCH experiences 'remarkable transformation' under new operators
Bill Brice, vice president of Investor Relations for the Downtown Austin Alliance, discusses the "transformation" of ARCH under new operators.
Austin's eviction prevention program bailed out by County
Travis County Commissioners bought 23 families some time with an $80,000 emergency expenditure.
Austin community gathering donations to help the homeless as temperatures drop
As quickly as donations have been dropped off, volunteers have been able to quickly hand them to those who need it the most.