Topic: Homeless

Closing a “Tent City” is Not a Solution to Homelessness

April 22, 2016
Homeless Camp

Closing a tent city is a reaction to an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness in the area. It is a response from a city struggling to create real solutions to the problem.

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Smoking Ban in Federal Housing is a Bad Idea

Nov. 24, 2015
No Smoking Sign

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's prposal of a smoking ban in federal housing will only add to the barriers many people face in finding secure housing.  Simply put, if the rule goes through, the restrictions could make it more difficult for those in public housing to maintain housing stability, and their quality of life would suffer. It’s a losing situation.

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Ending Homelessness Means More Affordable Housing

Nov. 20, 2015
Money House

More cities across the country are trying to address the problem of homelessness through ordinances that criminalize life-sustaining activities such as sleeping, eating and even sitting on the street. This is wrong and does nothing to address the problem. If we are serious about ending homelessness and not just managing the problem, we must create more opportunities for permanent housing.

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Students Help in Community Survey of Austin's Homeless

Nov. 7, 2011

Event: More than 150 volunteers including students and faculty members from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin will take to Austin's streets and homeless shelters to survey and identify Austin's most vulnerable

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Student Government Associations to Help Feed Homeless People in Pasadena Jan. 6

Dec. 21, 2009

Student government organizations from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Alabama will join together the day before the BCS National Championship football game in a service project to feed homeless people in Pasadena, Calif.

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