Austin Local News
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.