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Austin's $450M Bid to Battle Homelessness, Big Bucks, Slow Progress Amid Concerns Over Finding Home ATX Transparency

Austin's $450M Bid to Battle Homelessness, Big Bucks, Slow Progress Amid Concerns Over Finding Home ATX TransparencySource: Unsplash/Brandi Alexandra
Natalie Petrovich
Published on November 28, 2023

In the heart of Texas' bustling capital, the ambitious Finding Home ATX initiative has reportedly corralled an impressive 90% of its hefty $515 million goal to fight the scourge of homelessness in Austin. However, despite the financial feats, the city's tent folds have not thinned out as swiftly as some Austinites might hope, which draws the spotlight onto the transparency and efficiency of the fundraising exercise, according to KXAN.

Once spearheaded by Austin's former civic leaders, Finding Home ATX, a heralded project born in the spring of 2021, seems to have taken a back seat in the public consciousness, KXAN reports.

Meanwhile, a November 2 showcase hosted by Austin's higher-ups, social service leaders, and financial backers heralded the relentless drive of the community coalition, as touted by Lynn Meredith, Finding Home ATX Chair. "Our work is a community-led movement to transform the way Austin responds to and addresses people experiencing homelessness. We are taking a moment today to celebrate how Austin has, once again, risen to the challenge to serve our neighbors," said Meredith, as per KVUE.

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