Man says alleged homeless person attacked him outside of Downtown Austin building

The Vaughn Building parking attendant said a man he believes is homeless attacked him Wednesday morning after he asked him to leave the property. Author: Molly Oak With KVUE Published: 10:39 PM CDT July 11, 2019 Updated: 11:18 PM CDT July 11, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Jarod Carter is the parking attendant at the Vaughn Building in Downtown […]

Why Is Austin Adopting Los Angeles Failed Homeless Techniques?

L.A. agreed to let homeless people keep their skid row belongings. That could change. By GALE HOLLAND and DAKOTA SMITH JUL 05, 2019 | 5:00 AM LA Times Property owners and residents of shelters on skid row are going to court to block a contentious legal settlement that restricts Los Angeles’ ability to clear homeless encampments in the heavily blighted […]

‘SnapCrap’ app invites San Francisco residents to report poop on city streets

The new SnapCrap app is bringing San Francisco’s poop problem into focus. The free app launched Tuesday for iOS users invites people to take photographs of feces on streets and sidewalks that need cleaning and delivers a report to the city’s 311 hotline Sean Miller is the brains behind the app and told NBC Bay Area he was inspired to start […]

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 […]