NEW: Announcement of additional $21.6 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Program allocation.
Includes strengthened guidance to expedite resources & prevent evictions due to the affordable housing challenges made worse by COVID-19.
"The data show us that safe, secure, affordable housing means that people have better health and their children do better in school and stay in school longer. If you want to make an investment in families, make an investment in housing." - @ewarren
Camping bans won’t reduce homelessness and will likely make it worse by adding to the trauma and hardship that people face and by erecting barriers to housing & employment. Instead, we must expand access to low-income housing and support for those who need it. #HousingNotHandcuffs
Lee esta historia en español. Austin has voted to reinstate criminal penalties for behavior related to homelessness. With its passage, Proposition B will restore the city’s previous ban on public encampments, prohibition of resting in certain areas and limitations on...