Upcoming Events

Homeless Services Coordinating Council, Feedback Session for the Continuum of Care structure. 
MHMRA Conferene Center,
7033 Southwest Fwy
8:30 - 10:00am
May 2
Coalition for the Homeless Presents a Breakfast with Nan Roman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness
May 10
One Thousand Eight Hundred Miles, Noah Rattler's Journey
Panel Discussion featuring Coalition staff and provider partners
May 19

with speaker Ted Williams,
the "Man with the Golden Voice"
May 23

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Please send announcements to pdyches@homelesshouston.org




Congratulations to Houston Area Community Services (HACS)--the recipient of the 2nd Annual H. Jack Geiger Award from the National Center for Health in Public Housing!


Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
600 Jefferson, Suite 2050
Houston, Texas 77002

Houston's Homeless Court Featured in the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness' report
Gary Grier, CFTH Director of Community Engagement, participated in the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness' summit on alternatives to criminalization for people who are homeless.  Houston's homeless court program is cited as an example of "Problem Solving Courts."
Houston Homeless Court is the only such court in the state of Texas. Established in 2006, the voluntary program provides community service or recovery opportunities for homeless individuals as an alternative means of resolving outstanding misdemeanor offenses and warrants. The Homeless Court is operated within the City of Houston's Municipal Courts with the referral support of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.

from Searching Out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness  



Read the full report here to learn about other communities' approaches developing restorative justice solutions.


And learn more about Houston's homeless court here.


To refer clients to Homeless Court, contact Scot More smore@homelesshouston.org

Faith Breakfast

The Coalition hosted its annual Faith Breakfast on April 18, welcoming over 130 attendees who represented a wide range of the faith community.

The Reverend Justin Lindstrom, Vicar at Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church, served as the keynote speaker. He touched hearts as he shared his personal story of growing up hungry. This experience helped Rev. Lindstrom realize that many children go to bed hungry and guided him in the creation of a collaborative effort to provide food to hungry children in Cypress. "Cy Hope" is a successful partnership of the faith, business, and non-profit communities that now provide many services to Cypress area children and families. In addition to this keynote address, Faith Breakfast attendees received preliminary results from the 2012 Homeless Count and participated in small-group exercises to capture specific services offered to homeless individuals and families as well as suggestions for sharing information in the future.

The Coalition thanks Brookfield Office Properties for its support of the annual Faith Breakfast and the Baxter Trust for funding designated for the further development of an integrated Faith Initiative.

If you are interested in being part of the Faith Initiative, please e-mail


Community Voice Mail Update
In calendar year 2011, Community Voice Mail (CVM) helped 3,763 people through 113 agency partners in Harris and Fort Bend counties.  


CVM clients typically enroll for multiple reasons and stay on CVM for an average of 8.8 months. 


Consumer Advisory Council

If you know of someone who is currently or formerly homeless who would like to serve on the Council, please contact Gary Grier at ggrier@homelesshouston.org


Texas Homeless Conference on Ending Homelessness

The annual conference hosted by the Texas Homeless Network will be held in Houston this year!  Mark your calender for September 26 - 28, and keep an eye out for how you can participate.