Press Coverage

  • Texas Tribune

    Homeless youth in Texas like Kemp are inadequately supported due to a spotty system of programs and resources, according to a new report released Wednesday by Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Services.

  • Texas Tribune

    The needs of homeless and runaway youth in Texas are not being adequately addressed in the Lone Star State, a study by two advocacy groups has found. The study, conducted by Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Service, which focus on social justice and children's rights, examined the root causes of youth homelessness, the myriad negative consequences that flow from it and possible solutions.

  • Texas Observer

    Gage Kemp was 16 when he and his father were evicted from their home in Allen, a suburb of Dallas, and had to move into a motel. Kemp’s father, who struggled with alcoholism, urged him to drop out of high school and get a job to help pay the bills. Kemp was one of more than 100,000 homeless students attending Texas public schools, and therefore was eligible for assistance in getting transportation to and from class, buying supplies and clothes, and other services.

  • KFDA

    According to a joint report released this month by Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Services, there are approximately 113,000 homeless students in Texas public schools.

  • KXAN

    A new report about youth homelessness in Texas highlights a need for comprehensive policies and a funding stream to address the ongoing issue. Texas Appleseed partnered with Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) and conducted more than 100 interviews with youth who had experienced or are experiencing homelessness in Texas. Both groups also pulled data from state agencies related to youth.