Spending for homeless services falls well-short of what groups have been calling for

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Spending for homeless services falls well-short of what groups have been calling for

Homeless spending in Austin is will be just under $30-million under the new budget, but that's still $30-million less than the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition said is needed to make a dent.  Executive Director Ann Howard says we'll need $60-million every year for the foreseeable future.

The new budget includes $3.4-million more than last year.  

The city will spend $600,000 on programs teaching homeless people alternatives to panhandling.

 

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