Public Spaces and Big Doings

When the Super Bowl took place in Minneapolis earlier this year, the city seems to have made an effort to minimize the trauma experienced by people experiencing homelessness. Officials explained that street people were steered away from the central festivities — not...

Austin and Federal Tax Dollars

In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made public the amounts that homeless assistance programs would receive in each state. HUD Secretary Ben Carson spoke of the “array of interventions” supplied by the department’s Continuum of Care grant...

Under Construction in Austin

Recently a letter to the editor, written by House the Homeless president Richard R. Troxell, was published by the Austin American-Statesman. In it, Richard praised the forward-looking aspirations of mayor Steve Adler, who holds the totally reasonable belief that...

More West Coast Weirdness

One might think that enough had been said about San Francisco’s peculiarities as an increasingly uninhabitable city. It paints an ugly picture of the possibilities faced by other cities. Amongst all this, there is a bright spot. The rent control ordinance has some...