Austin Reinstates Homeless Encampment Ban

Austin voted to ban homeless encampments and criminalize panhandlers again, effectively reneging on a 2019 vote that removed the ban. Proponents cite safety and health concerns, but opponents argue that decriminalizing homelessness has allowed service providers to extend aid more easily. Texas is currently considering a statewide ban of homeless encampments.

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