Sally* has lived in the greater Houston area for more than ten years. Unfortunately, life took a downward turn in 2010 when she found herself homeless. Service provider staffers at multiple homeless services organizations including THE BEACON Day Center, Houston Area Community Services, Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston, SEARCH Homeless Services, and Star of […]
By Loretta Randolph, Coordinated Access Housing Assessor/Navigator, THE BEACON Ms. Green first experienced homelessness and visited THE BEACON in 2012. For most of her adult life she has struggled with her mental health diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Often, Ms. Green would self-medicate or even refuse to accept her condition and drift around Houston’s downtown area. […]
December 29, 2014, Houston Chronicle Real Help Statistics beat optics on Houston’s homeless.
December 18, 2014 This Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People Huffington Post The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) started as a pilot program in January 2011, and was made a permanent program in the department after a successful six-month pilot. Led by Sergeant Stephen Wick, the team helps homeless individuals with housing, shelter referrals, employment, […]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs On November 18, 2014, VA hosted three Google+ Hangouts. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hosted another “Partnerships Showcase” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. This event showcased three public-private partnership (P3) presentations on ways the Department is working to reduce and address homelessness among our Veterans and their […]
November 24, 2014 On October 31, the City of Houston and the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County gathered more than 40 service provider staff members to celebrate a milestone in the implementation of a new service delivery model to better serve our homeless neighbors. In the past few months, 130 individuals have been […]
A delegation from Orlando, Florida visited Houston earlier this fall to learn from our successes in housing our homeless neighbors. Below are some video highlights of that trip. via Rethink Homelessness Florida Looks to Houston for Help in Dealing with Homeless via CW39
The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) awarded the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) the following awards in April of this year: Media Recognition, Best Newsletter, Best Other Publications, Resident of the Year, and Member of the Year. Texas NAHRO is an organization that promotes quality affordable housing and sustainable […]
In March, 2014, the Houston City Council voted yes to a Resolution of Support for a tax credit application for The Women’s Home Phase II housing project. This affirmative vote helped bring The Women’s Home one step closer to significant funding that will aid in the construction of an additional Permanent Supportive Housing complex for […]
Houston has housed more than 2,800 homeless veterans since January 2012, according to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County. Read more.