Jan 24, 2021

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Austin councilmembers to propose resolution aimed at connecting homeless community with housing resources

  • The resolution directs the city manager to implement the HEAL initiative through a phased approach, starting with high-priority Phase I encampments located in different areas of the city that "pose risks to public health and safety due to close proximity to vehicular and pedestrian traffic and other hazards," the resolution states.
  • The resolution calls for the city manager to implement and fund a Housing-Focused Homeless Encampment Assistance Link (HEAL) initiative.
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