Ending Homelessness

Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness!

June 5, 2015

Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness
Becomes Largest City in the Nation to Create System to House any Homeless Veteran

Congressman Al Green, Mayor Annise Parker, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert F. McDonald, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretay Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty
Photo courtesy of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Houston, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Mayor Annise Parker announced that Houston has effectively ended veteran homelessness. Over 35 local agencies collaborated to build a nationally-recognized response system that has housed over 3,650 homeless veterans in just over 3 years, and has the resources to house everyhomeless veteran (or those at risk of homelessness) in Harris and Fort Bend Counties.

Click here to read the full press release from the City of Houston Mayor’s Office.

Quotes from Housing Houston’s Heroes Partner Organizations
Photo Album, courtesy of City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department Facebook
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