Advertisement

Austin Local News

News > News > Austin Local News > New homeless housing plan considered

New homeless housing plan considered

The Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities is looking outside the box for an answer to homeless housing.
 
The Austin State Hospital, which is being renovated to bring it up to code, has been proposed as the possible site for new housing for homeless people. The commission's Robin Orlowski says this particular housing could focus on people with mental health needs, which could then keep them from being sent to jail.
 
Critics of the plan say it would be unfair to give someone the choice of either living under a bridge, or living in housing connected to the Austin State Hospital.
 
(Photo: Shutterstock by Andrey Popov)
Austin Local News
An attempted arson of the North Austin Muslim Center has Austin fire and police investigators on the hunt for the...
Austin Local News
Austin's current land-use code has homeowners who are remodeling or adding on to their homes, pony up the same...
Austin Local News
183A will get six additional miles of toll lanes. 3 toll lanes in each direction will be added from Leander to...
Austin Local News
The US Supreme Court heard arguments about asking someone's citizenship status on the upcoming census. Immigrants...
Austin Local News
The Austin Police department is warning they're seeing an uptick in the number of Car Burglaries. By the numbers...