CTI Calls for Expansion of Rental Assistance & Investment of Stimulus in Homelessness Reduction


....Leaders with Central Texas Interfaith – a non-partisan coalition of religious congregations – are also pushing the city council to act.

Jonathan McManus-Dail, the assistant priest at St. Julian of Norwich Episcopal Church, said the city should use available federal funds to make an immediate impact.

“I think many people, myself included, want more urgency around this issue because we see people suffering,” McManus-Dail told KXAN.

Austin has been criticized for not prioritizing permanent supportive housing efforts in the past. Homelessness advocates say the need for urgency has only intensified since the passage of Proposition B.

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Several Austin City Council Members Concerned About Spending on Homelessness Services, KXAN News 

Statement on City Funding to Address Rental Assistance and HomelessnessCentral Texas Interfaith [6/7/21]

Statement on Use of Federal Stimulus Dollars, Central Texas Interfaith [6/10/21]