Posts Tagged ‘tarrant county homeless coalition’
Friese: “Most of the people I know who were homeless treated those bus passes as gold.”

No Pass/No Job

Advocates for the homeless are upset over a proposal to end free bus passes.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On weekday mornings Lou Friese takes an hour-long bus ride to work from his West Fort Worth apartment near Las Vegas Trail. Before he found a job at First Street Methodist Mission in June, Friese had been homeless for more thre...


Crain: “Texas opted out of the Medicaid expansion. That results in fewer funds ... .” Brian Hutson

New Directions

A county coalition is injecting fresh ideas and funding into the homelessness debate.
EDWARD BROWN
The facts on homelessness in and around Tarrant County aren’t encouraging: The total number of homeless people rose by 13 percent in the last two years. Owners of homes and businesses near the Lancaster Avenue corridor are gr...



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No Place to Grow Up

What homelessness looks like in Fort Worth: a young kid, an abused mom.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
As the school bus pulls up at its regular stop on East Lancaster Avenue, not just a handful but a whole crowd of elementary students pile in. When the bus pulls away,  it reveals a sign that had been hidden by the kids. It say...