Providers Seek More State Funds for Homeless Services

Further reductions in state funds for homeless services and prevention programs could hinder the ability of service providers to reduce homelessness in Texas, some of those providers said Monday at a House committee hearing.

A House appropriations subcommittee held the joint hearing with the Urban Affairs Committee to discuss strategies to maximize the effectiveness of state funding for such programs.

In 2011, the Legislature cut $20 million in general revenue allocated to support the Homeless Housing and Services Program, which started in 2009. Other grants and programs that support homelessness initiatives also lost funding. Most organizations found ways to work ...

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