ARCH shelter among Austin’s ‘greatest failures’ in addressing homelessness, downtown leader says

June 9, 2018
Community Impact Newsletter

Several community leaders criticized Austin’s response to the growing homeless population during a public safety discussion this week, blaming much of the issue on a lack of adequate services.

Chris Harris with Grassroots Leadership agreed with the notion that the city substantially lacks services; however, he said the police department’s enforcement of “ineffective” ordinances drain city resources that could be put toward solutions.