A year ago, Austinites voted to recriminalize homelessness. The passage of Proposition B was a clear message of frustration from our community. But Prop B was not the answer then, and it’s not the answer now.
To understand why, Research & Evaluation Analyst Claire Burrus dug into the data and created these personas – fictional people based on the real-life demographics and experiences of our unhoused population.
A year after the passage of Prop B, we’re checking back in with these five personas to examine the effects of this policy shift. Click or tap each image to view a larger version.