Your daily dose of Austin
×
Make your inbox more Austin.
Local news and fun, every day 6am.

homelessness

City of Austin to implement 24-hour security at Candlewood Suites after break-ins, vandalism

Kelly said the planned homeless housing hotel suffered months of damage. (Mackenzie Kelly)

Austin has added 24-hour security to the city-owned Pecan Gardens property, which will be converted into supportive housing for people exiting homelessness, after the former hotel was found with months of damage and vandalism May 5.

Keep Reading Show less

Popular

Austin homeless strategy officer acknowledges failure in security at Candlewood Suites after break-in costing months of repairs

(MacKenzie Kelly)

Austin’s Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Gray has apologized after vandals broke into a city-owned hotel in the process of being converted into a homeless hotel.

Keep Reading Show less
Staff seeks to build a better way to manage homeless encampments

By Chad Swiatecki

City staffers are making a series of changes to the management of homeless encampments, with a centralized response and assessment system in the works that is expected to become operational later this summer.

Keep Reading Show less