The Other Ones Foundation, led by Chris Baker, transformed a state-run encampment site for Austinites experiencing homelessness into a welcoming refuge.
Hallelujah! BBQ, a part of Rescue Mission of El Paso, helps staff develop vocational skills to propel them to new lives while serving good barbecue along the way.
In this original short story, when two down-on-their luck Houston men try to steal copper pipes from a home, nothing goes quite as planned.
Pandemic relief funds provided a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” for homeless support programs. But what happens when the money dries up?
The Texas writer, who died in December, caught lightning in a bottle with his celebrated 1993 book ‘Travels With Lizbeth,’ but he still couldn’t escape life on the margins.
Austinites Ban Public Homeless Camps, While San Antonio Voters Protect the Police’s Ability to Collectively Bargain
Plus, Lubbock becomes Texas's largest "sanctuary city for the unborn."
For more than two years, culminating in a pandemic and a recession, Richard Sharum photographed Dallas families who are experiencing homelessness—the moments of great pain and frustration and, through it all, the moments of levity.
Lack of hygienic access, overcrowded shelters, and limited funding for social services all threaten the state's homeless population.
The Legislature added an option for voters without valid IDs per a court order, but for the homeless population it might not be enough.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the mayor weighs in on sparring with Governor Abbott. Plus, his takes on mayors Bloomberg and Buttigieg.
As part of his campaign against Austin’s homelessness rules, Greg Abbott tweeted an old video of a non-homeless man having a mental health episode. His attorney says the governor is “retraumatizing” the man and his family.
Austin’s legalization of camping and sidewalk sleeping has stirred a backlash that obscures the progress some Texas cities have made in steering the homeless off the streets.
Austin-bashing is as old as the hills, but things have gotten a little out of hand.
Activist and author Joan M. Cheever has been taking her food truck out to feed hungry people for a decade, and now she faces a hefty fine.
A lot of outcry on the Internet, including a Change.org petition, suggests that ticketing people for giving money to those in need might not be a PR victory.
Video of a Homeless Austin Man Went Viral Because It Shows How Crappy Everybody Treats Homeless People
Apparently a trip to Goodwill to buy a summer blazer is all it takes to get treated like a human being.
Is there anything she can't do?
The controversial marketing and charity campaign caught the attention of the Daily Show host, who said it used “vulnerable members of society as objects.”
Front Steps' Mitchell Gibbs says that the controversial SXSW marketing and charity campaign raised homelessness awareness.
Panhandling, digging through dumpsters for food, roaming the streets near the University of Texas campus: This is the life of Austin’s “gutter punks,” homeless kids with little money and even less hope.
Why Texas’ best-known homeless writer is back on the streets.
Before Dawn was caught in the terrifying grip of schizophrenia, she had been a talented jazz singer. Now her son-in-law tells her story of no place to go.
Hey, buddy, can you spare a dime?