The City of Austin now has a hotline for issues related to homelessness

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The City of Austin now has a hotline for issues related to homelessness

Since June 1, nearly 2000 calls have been made to 311 directly related to homelessness.  Police union president Ken Casaday says 311 calls are up 300-percent.  Assistant city Manager Rodney Gonzalez said you can now call that new homeless hotline.  Gonzalez also said it will be a more efficient way to got those concerns addressed.  It's also a hotline which can be used by someone who is homeless to request help, or simply get information to start the process of getting into support services.

By calling 512-972-HOME, Gonzalez said not only you can report a safety issue or concern about a person in need, but it can also be used by the homeless themselves to call for help.

 

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