More police, ACS officers, homeless camp cleanups in proposed $3.7 billion San Antonio budget
The City of San Antonio is expected to grow its budget to a whopping $3.7 billion this year as it pumps up its Animal Care Service budget, makes the biggest increase to its police department this side of the millennium, and funds hundreds more homeless camp cleanups.
Downtown homeless camp cleared; TxDOT fencing off area
TxDOT, SAPD, and City of San Antonio crews were on scene for the latest homeless camp abatement under I-37 downtown Thursday morning. The state agency says it has received complaints from businesses and homeowners nearby, and plans to put fencing around much of the area in an attempt to keep people from returning to camp out.
Homelessness can’t stop the excitement of back-to-school for this big, loving family
They're a family of ten who are without a home and staying at Haven for Hope. That isn't stopping seven of their kids from getting excited to go back to school. It's an adjustment, but they're getting help from Haven for Hope staff.
Nonprofits helping San Antonio’s homeless population not seeing uptick of people despite dangerous temperatures
Rising temperatures are making outside conditions dangerous in San Antonio, and people experiencing homelessness are at a high risk of suffering from heat exhaustion. Despite the heat, nonprofits say they are not seeing an uptick in people seeking help.
Nonprofit organizations, San Antonio outreach offer homeless people transportation to warming shelters
San Antonio nonprofit organizations and city outreach worked together to get homeless people off the streets and into warm and dry places to stay. The freezing and wet conditions could be deadly to those stuck with nowhere to go.
Mother of three arrested after police say she abandoned children in West Side park
A couple experiencing homelessness is hoping their good deed inspires people to help others in any circumstance. This comes after they spent 12 hours watching over three young children who San Antonio police say were abandoned by their mother.
San Antonio nonprofits say bill banning homeless encampments will face serious challenges
House Bill 1925 will ban homeless encampments across the state and require cities to get permission to allow them within city boundaries. However, city leaders and nonprofits say the bill will face some challenges from an enforcement standpoint.