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In the next two weeks, please urge your US Senator (202) 224-3121 to support housing as infrastructure with a generous contribution to the Build Back Better initiative going to the development of affordable housing.

29th Annual Homeless Memorial Service

When: Sunday, Nov. 14th, Program starts promptly at 8:oo a.m.

(Sunrise 6:58a-7:58a, set-up & refreshments for all)

House the Homeless Memorial at the Tree of Remembrance
Auditorium Shores (Town Lake) – 1st & Riverside- by Fannie Davis Gazebo

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.

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.

For updated statistics regarding homelessness:

Events & Days of Action

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,...

Statue Marquettes are available in limited numbers.

Order Now!  Limited Edition! The statue miniatures are available in limited quantity for a donation of $250 or more. Limited editions, numbered by Timothy P. Schmalz, world renowned sculptor.

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...

Read the Stories & Take Action

The Journey to Create the Homecoming

Richard R. Troxell, president and CEO of House the Homeless, Inc. has taken a step to put a “face” on homelessness when he conceived of and first sculpted his miniature statues (see description and photos below) of a Veteran and his daughter having a chance encounter...

The Homecoming Project

The Homecoming is a project of House the Homeless, Inc. (HTH), an all volunteer educational and advocacy groupfounded in Austin, TX in 1989. Our mission is education and advocacy surrounding all issues of homelessness. We consider all homeless and formerly homeless...

Preliminary Homeless Veterans in Action Budget draft

Click here Homeless-Veterans-in-Action  to read more about a new collaboration between House the Homeless! Inc., Millennium Health Center, Inc., Angel Warriors Project, and Community First! Village to address traumatic brain injuries, TBI, in homeless Veterans.  ...