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TPPF’s Kevin Roberts Joins Secretary Carson and Congressman Roy for Roundtable on Homelessness

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., will take part in a roundtable discussion with HUD Secretary Ben Carson on the federal government’s response to homelessness. “New federal data shows that the previous administration’s homelessness policy, known as Housing First, has not worked despite the promise that the program would end...

Press Release October 21, 2020

In-Person Parental Visitations Must Be Reinstated for the Welfare of Children in Foster Care

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the paper Lessons from COVID-19: The Importance of Meaningful Contact between Foster Youth and Parents. “During the early days of COVID-19, child welfare agencies and courts with jurisdiction over child protection cases suspended in-person visitation between children and parents and postponed important reunification hearings,” said Andrew Brown, distinguished senior...

Press Release October 15, 2020

Harris County Wanted to Fine Residents $1000 For Not Wearing A Mask

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the paper Exposing Overreach: Harris County. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local officials have been operating under broad authority placing many new rules and restrictions on Texans and their engagement in everyday activities,” said Shelby Sterling, policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Some of these restrictions,...

Press Release October 7, 2020