homeless

From Texas Standard:

Few things translate into all cultures and backgrounds. Homelessness is one of them. No matter the country, there are people living in the streets. What varies is how communities try to deal with the issue.

In Austin, Alan Graham has spent decades feeding and housing the destitute with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, the organization he founded. Today Graham will be named Citizen of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. And while you may not have heard his name, chances are you've heard one of his most well-known prescriptions for homelessness – building communities of tiny houses for the disabled and chronically homeless.


Building A New Community For The Rural Homeless

Jan 30, 2016

Most of the time when we talk about homelessness, big cities come to mind. But about seven percent of homeless people live in rural areas, where access to help is much harder to come by. Flagstaff, Ariz. is one of those places. While city officials work to find solutions, one woman has taken an old motel and turned it into transitional housing.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Challenge Of Housing Homeless Vets

Jan 25, 2016

Last year a number of cities, including New Orleans and Houston, made a huge effort to end homelessness among their population of veterans. Portland, Oregon, also took up the challenge to find housing for its estimated 690 homeless vets. Amelia Templeton from Here & Now contributor Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the outcome.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The city of San Antonio says it’s on track to end veteran homelessness by March 31. The biggest push for the year-long effort came from USAA today.

In January 2015, Mayor Ivy Taylor joined the national mayor’s challenge to end veterans homelessness. She says San Antonio is to reach a ‘functional zero’ within the next two and a half months.

Pages