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Texas cities face difficulties counting their unsheltered homeless population — at a time when their numbers matter most

Despite changes to the regular count of people experiencing homelessness, support organizations are hoping they’ll still be able to capture a clear picture of who is unhoused in Texas as the pandemic continues.

Nicole Aurit sits by her tent under a highway overpass in downtown Austin on Jan. 15, 2021. Aurit had been working as a manager at a Supercuts before her job shut down due to COVID-19.
Point In Time volunteers searched for homeless Austin residents under the Interstate 35 and 11th Street overpass on Jan. 25, 2020.
Tents found in front of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless  (ARCH) are adjacent to parking lots and the rest of downtown Austin, as seen on Oct. 29, 2019.

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