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Panhandling is closely tied to homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness.

This kind of solicitation is a concern for area businesses and neighborhood associations, as it can make residents, tourists and drivers feel unsafe or harassed.

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A small army of volunteers and community organizations attempted to count San Antonio's homeless population Thursday night. The process, known as the point-in-time count, is conducted in many communities throughout Texas and the nation.

With guest host Ray Suarez.

Homelessness in America is rising. More and more cities are putting their homeless on buses with one-way tickets out of town. We’ll dig in.

This show airs Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST.


Alastair Gee, homelessness editor for The Guardian. (@alastairgee)


On a single night in January, 23,548 people experienced homelessness in Texas, a 1.8 percent increase over last year, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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How severe is the problem of youth homelessness in Texas?