Homelessness in Texas


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(sources correspond with the citations in the infographic):

1 – Short history of the Great Depression.
https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/hoovervilles

2 – National Low Income Housing Coalition.
https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/AG-2018/Ch01-S06_Housing-Human-Right_2018.pdf

3 – Texas State of Homelessness Report.
https://www.tsahc.org/blog/post/the-current-state-of-homelessness

4 – National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Texas Homeless Network.
https://endhomelessness.org/homelessness-in-america/homelessness-statistics/state-of-homelessness-report/texas/ and https://www.thn.org/

5 – Housing Crisis Center report by bcWorkshop for North Texas. https://mortgagemission.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ad7d2-hcc_final_07142016.pdf which sites Public Attitudes Toward the Homeless (2011).

6 – Texas Tribune report on Texas homelessness trends.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/02/why-homelessness-going-down-houston-dallas/

7 – National Alliance to End Homelessness.
https://endhomelessness.org/homelessness-in-america/homelessness-statistics/state-of-homelessness-report

8 – Economic Policy Institute report on wage/productivity gap.
https://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/

9 – National Public Radio graphic of union membership. Economic Policy Institute’s analysis of Right To Work legislation and wages.
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/23/385843576/50-years-of-shrinking-union-membership-in-one-map and https://www.epi.org/publication/right-to-work-states-have-lower-wages/

10 – Housing Crisis Center report by bcWorkshop for North Texas. https://mortgagemission.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ad7d2-hcc_final_07142016.pdf

11 – A History of HUD by Lawrence Thompson.
https://monarchhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/hud-history.pdf Page 20.

12 – A History of HUD by Lawrence Thompson.
https://monarchhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/hud-history.pdf Page 21.

13 – HUD 2019 Notice of Funding Availability for Continuum of Care.
https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5842/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa/

14 – Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance 2019 Funds.
https://mdhadallas.org/blog/fy2019-continuum-of-care-program-competition-local-application-revised-timeline-and-whats-new-this-year/

15 – Texas Tribune report on Texas homelessness trends.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/02/why-homelessness-going-down-houston-dallas/

16 – KERA report on Texas cities and homelessness.
https://www.keranews.org/post/how-three-texas-cities-are-managing-rise-homeless-residents

17 – Texas Tribune report on Texas homelessness trends.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/02/why-homelessness-going-down-houston-dallas/

18 – Texas Tribune report on Texas homelessness trends.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/02/why-homelessness-going-down-houston-dallas/

19 – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs HHSP homeless program.
https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/hhsp/index.htm

20 – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs HHSP homeless funding for 2019/2020.
https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/hhsp/docs/HHSP-AllocationsContactInfo.pdf

21 – National Alliance to End Homelessness’ State of Homelessness Report. https://endhomelessness.org/homelessness-in-america/homelessness-statistics/state-of-homelessness-report

22 – KUT 90.5 report on Texas shortage of affordable rentals. National Low Income Housing Coalition data for Texas from 2017.
https://www.kut.org/post/texas-has-significant-shortages-low-income-rentals-study-finds
https://reports.nlihc.org/gap/2017/tx

23 – same as 22.

24 – same as 22.

25 – National Low Income Housing Coalition analysis of President Trump’s FY2020 budget request. https://nlihc.org/resource/analysis-president-trumps-fy2020-budget-request

26 – Curbed report that summarizes the housing plans of presidential candidates for 2020.
https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/19/18644798/democratic-primary-housing-policy-2020-president

27 – SF Weekly article describing the decline in HUD funding that began in the 1980s under Ronald Reaganhttp://www.sfweekly.com/news/the-great-eliminator-how-ronald-reagan-made-homelessness-permanent

28 – CityLab article describing the shortage of subsidized housing.
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/03/how-section-8-vouchers-work-in-st-louis/554927

29 – same as 27.

30 – Curbed article describing the National Homes Guarantee plan.
https://www.curbed.com/2019/9/16/20867963/for-rent-apartment-affordable-housing-homes-guarantee and https://homesguarantee.com/

31 – Curbed article describing the Housing for All plan.
https://www.curbed.com/2019/9/16/20867424/democratic-debate-bernie-sanders-affordable-housing-plan

32 – same as 26.

Additional Reading:


Trump’s tax cuts.
https://www.thebalance.com/trump-s-tax-plan-how-it-affects-you-4113968

Politico’s coverage of Trump’s tax cuts.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/09/trump-administration-tax-cuts-2020-1486228

Elizabeth Warren’s housing legislation.
https://www.housingfinance.com/policy-legislation/warren-introduces-massive-housing-bill_o

Elizabeth Warren’s housing plans in detail.
https://medium.com/@teamwarren/my-housing-plan-for-america-20038e19dc26

How HUD funding for subsidized housing impacts Dallas.
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/26/even-after-federal-shutdown-dallas-housing-voucher-holders-and-landlords-live-in-uncertainty