Richard Troxell, President/Co-Founder
Mr. Troxell, a Vietnam Veteran, has been a strong homeless advocate since the 1980's.
He has worked for Legal Services Corporation since 1978 as a Paralegal involved in neighborhood housing and services for the poor.
He is currently the Director of Legal Aid for the homeless and is Co-Chairman of the Community Action Networks' Mayors' Homeless Task Force.
Mr. Troxell sits on the Board of the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Presently, his work in this capacity includes protecting the civil rights of the homeless by drafting a resolution which would enable them to become a Protected Class.
In addition to the above, Mr. Troxell
is advocating on local and national levels for a Universal Living Wage.
has received Recognition from the United Nations in 1998 for Philadelphia House Stabilization Program that was later published by HUD
in book form.
has received the Pennsylvania State Citizenship Award and Honors from La Salle University
was the singular recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association Citizenship Award.
In 1995, Mr. Troxell
received the local "Five Who Care Award" and the National Jefferson Community Service Award.
In 1997, Mr. Troxell received the Beverly "MA" Curtis Award from the National Coalition for the Homeless and the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award.
Most recently, Mr. Troxell
received the City Search, Chamber of Commerce, United Way Community Legacy Award for the creation of Project Fresh Start; a collaborative effort of over twenty-three different Social Service Agencies in Austin.