The Austin homeless problem is one of the biggest cons to living in Austin. Before you move to Austin Texas, you should understand what to expect when you get here. Sixth Street is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, but its proximity to the ARCH makes some residents feel less safe downtown.
The competing political views of the Austin City Council and the Governor of Texas (who lives and works in Austin,) often conflict. The City Council introduced a progressive plan to ease the camping ban, but the tent “cities” that cropped up caught the attention of the Governor. Within months, the camping ban was reinstated and the homeless were moved to camp R.A.T.T. (The Responsible Adult Transition Town.)
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References for this video:
- https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-17/la-na-austin-texas-california-homeless https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/austin-brawl-homeless-population/
- https://www.texastribune.org/2019/11/07/texas-opening-5-acres-house-austin-homeless/ https://patch.com/texas/downtownaustin/austin-police-chief-outlines-homeless-crackdown