As the unhoused population grows, cities like Austin turn to legalized camps, where community and calamity collide.
As state and local governments scramble to provide the homeless access to rooms in order to save them (and us) from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth keeping one eye on the future.
There’s a thin line between spreading hate, as the governor continues to do, and inciting violence.
Scenes from Abbottville.
A city ordinance prevents churches and virtually anyone else from acting as emergency shelters, but some are offering safe haven anyway.
The governor and Austin’s business community announced plans for a temporary campsite and a future “mega-tent” shelter for the city's homeless community. They’re working separately from local homeless service providers.
Greg Abbott began clearing out the camps under Austin’s highways Monday, over the objections of the homeless and their advocates.
As Texas’ governor promotes sensational stories of homeless violence and threatens a state crackdown, the people living on Austin’s streets tell a different story.
In Victoria, an anti-camping ordinance stands to harm the homeless. But it could also lead to important conversations about a statewide problem.