A Public Forum On Homelessness In Austin 8-29-2019 Part 1

A Public Forum On Homelessness In Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation Panelists include: Mayor Steve Adler Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Susan McDowell — CEO, LifeWorks Matthew Mollica — Executive Director, ECHO Chris Harris — Community Advocate, Homes Not Handcuffs Sherri Greenberg — Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs Bill Brice — VP Investor Relations, Downtown Austin […]

Mayor Adler, council members grilled by hundreds over homeless camping ban

By Philip Jankowski For Austin American Stateman Posted Aug 21, 2019 at 5:21 PMUpdated Aug 21, 2019 at 11:17 PM     At times people muttered in frustration, at others people clapped. But if anything, the audience of hundreds at a forum Wednesday showed there is still a lot to talk about when it comes to how the city is handling homelessness in Austin. In what could […]

Downtown Austin Alliance Selling Homeless Propaganda To City Council And Mayor Adler

A city as prosperous and big-hearted as Austin shouldn’t have more than a thousand people living in the streets, tucked away in drainage culverts or highway overpasses, or camped outside a shelter that can’t house them all. Nor should the city make criminals of homeless people simply because they have nowhere else to sleep. But […]

Downtown Austin Alliance Dictates Course For Austin Homeless

Last Thursday, the Austin City Council voted to amend ordinances on soliciting, camping, sitting and lying in public spaces. The new ordinance prohibits any aggressive confrontation, focusing on behavior regardless of whether a person is asking another person for money. Changes to the camping and sit/lie ordinances mean that these activities are no longer illegal […]

Downtown Austin Alliance Gaming Austin City Council Meetings

Austin is facing a homelessness crisis. We understand this growing challenge firsthand. Our organization remains committed to working towards solutions that improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness while maintaining a safe and welcoming downtown. 
Immediate action on this issue is necessary, which is why we support the Mayor’s resolution (City Council Agenda Item 184) directing the […]