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July 6, 2020

Proposed HUD Rule Change Would Allow Discrimination in Emergency Shelters

AUSTIN, Texas (July 6, 2020) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week proposed rolling back a 2016 rule that prohibits...
July 3, 2020

Homelessness denies the unalienable rights our nation’s founders promised

AUSTIN, Texas (July 3, 2020) -- This holiday weekend, as you hunker down in your home (perhaps to watch and re-watch the Broadway recording of...
June 30, 2020

Fiercely Focused: Family Eldercare

AUSTIN, Texas (June 30, 2020) -- Austinites know Family Eldercare from its summer fan drive, but the organization also plays a critical role in...
June 19, 2020

Juneteenth: Celebrating resilience in the face of ongoing oppression

Claire Burrus, ECHO Research and Evaluation Analyst Rhie Azzam Morris, Austin Youth Collective Coordinator On this day 155 years ago, enslaved...
June 12, 2020

Housing equity: Austin leaders take positive steps

AUSTIN, Texas (June 12, 2020) -- The Austin City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to direct staff to write rules limiting checks of criminal...