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Texas likely to ban homeless encampments in unapproved public places after bill is sent to governor

Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled that he would sign the bill, which does not allow cities to opt out of enforcing a homeless encampment ban.

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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