Friday, March 11, 2022
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue | Austin, TX 78701

 Homeless, Not Hopeless: The Real Causes of the Homelessness Crisis image


Homelessness has only increased as one of the most visible representations of government failure in our major cities. Texans in our capital city know this phenomenon all too well, and few know it better than Austinites Matt Mackowiak and Cleo Petricek of Save Austin Now who recently appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss this crisis. Join us at the Texas Public Policy Foundation for a conversation moderated by TPPF’s Michele Steeb who will sit down with Dr. Phil’s guests and Cicero Institute’s Judge Glock to continue the discussion on the Dr. Phil segment and unpack why there is hope for sound policy to ameliorate this crisis. For more information on this topic, check out Michele Steeb’s latest research here. Complimentary light appetizers and drinks will be provided.


  • Michele Steeb (Moderator) – Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Judge Glock (Panelist) – Senior Director of Policy and Research, Cicero Institute
  • Matt Mackowiak (Panelist) – Co-Founder, Save Austin Now
  • Cleo Petricek (Panelist) – Co-Founder Save Austin Now


  • 2:30-2:50PM – Guest Check-In + Seating
  • 2:50-4:30PM – “Dr. Phil Show” Viewing, Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
  • 4:30-5:00PM – Complimentary Reception


Please see the parking options below and click here for a parking map:

  1. Metered parking – pay per minute/hour Congress Avenue – 9th Street and surrounding streets
  2. Peak Parking LLC – $6.00 for first 30 minutes then $3.00 for each additional 30 minutes176 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
  3. Capitol Tower – $9.00 per hour – 206 E 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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