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In Short Stories in a Long Journey, Richard R. Troxell provides resources, decades of stories, and details of his local and national efforts to End and Prevent Homelessness.

All proceeds benefit persons experiencing homelessness.

Thank you!

Thank you to all who contributed to House the Homeless during Amplify Austin 2022. A total of $2,610 was raised to support our mission as the oldest all-volunteer action-oriented non-profit in Texas dealing with issues of homelessness locally and nationally.

Livable Incomes

Richard R. Troxell created Universal Living Wage campaign over two decades ago to index minimum wages based on the cost of housing wherever a person works so they can afford basic housing; and he added a solution for those who cannot work; i.e. increase the social security stipend for those who cannot work.

HTH HUGSS Thermals Party

In 1993 our annual thermal give campaign was initiated to provide Winter essentials for those experiencing homelessness with a party, music by Rockin’ Gospel, and a hot meal at First Baptist Austin.

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House the Homeless, Inc., founded in 1989, is the oldest, all volunteer, action organization in Texas working to prevent and end homelessness. Our mission is education and advocacy around issues of homelessness. Our goal is prevention and doable solutions, including how to end to economic homelessness here and across the nation. HtH considers all homeless and formerly homeless individuals to be members of this 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation. We strive to ensure that the makeup of our Board of Directors generally not fall below 50% of individuals who were formerly homeless or are currently experiencing homelessness.

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Events & Days of Action

Upcoming Events

House the Homeless Pocket Resource Guide — Updates and Distribution 2021!

Created by Richard R. Troxell as a House the Homeless, Inc. project in 1989, the HtH Plastic Pocket Resource Guide is designed to equip persons experiencing homelessness with easily understood information on what, where, when and how resources (food, shelter,...

Back Story Details

The homeless tell us that they feel invisible The Home Coming is a project to create life-sized bronze sculptures to complement and humanize the Homeless Memorial which has existed in on Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas for over two decades. The...

Response to Mayor Adler’s United Efforts to House the Homeless

Response to Mayor Adler’s United Efforts to House the Homeless AAS, “United Effort Needed to House Austin’s Homeless,” ‘this goal can only be reached if the city works aggressively with non-profits and private developers to make more low-income housing available...

Brain Injury Awareness Month and People Outside

Richard R. Troxell, co-founder and President of House the Homeless, wrote an Amicus Brief having to do with fines levied on the homeless. In that document he cited a white paper that he also authored, using as one source the data gathered by the 2016 Traumatic Brain...

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2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

Year in Review 2021: to live somewhere in security, peace and dignity is a human right! Please download and take a look at House the Homeless's year in review for 2021. Year-in-Review-2021-2Download

Poverty and Homelessness Virtual Conference

Poverty and Homelessness Virtual Conference

Reimagining Education: Collectively Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion The presentation will include Kids for Kids Sake Videos submitted by House the Homeless. Date: April 23, 2022 Time: 1-4 p.m. Registration Link

Bring America Home Now — Interfaith Launch

Bring America Home Now — Interfaith Launch

Join Bring America Home Now (BAHN) on March 17th, 2022 at 6 p.m. for their virtual Interfaith Launch event. Speakers: Rev. John P. KeePastor Michelle BushDonal Whitehead Details Meeting ID: 838 5625 0099Passcode: 498152

Annual HtH Homeless Memorial Service

Annual HtH Homeless Memorial Service

Amid The Pandemic, Austin Remembers The 256 Homeless Deaths On Austin's Streets In 2021 In a year marred by uncertainty and loss, homeless Austinites and advocates gathered Sunday morning to remember and read the names of the 256 homeless Austinites who died in 2020 –...

HUGSS Thermal Give Event Sat. Jan 1st 2022

For decades, HtH has raised funds for HUGSS (hats, under-thermals, gloves, scarves and socks to gift to individual men, women, and youth experiencing homelessness in the greater Austin area. Our New Year's Day party is again planned at and with gratitude to First...