Upcoming Events

One Voice Texas and
Continuum of Care
Feedback Meeting for
 United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
9:00 - 10:30am
June 19


HUD Priority Community Meetings 

HMIS Assessment and Performance Measurement Interactive Workshop

 Houston Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby
1:00 -5:00pm
June 21


Houston Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby
9:00 -11:00am
June 22


Houston Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby
11:15am -12:45pm
June 22

Save the Date! 

Coalition for the Homeless Houston/Harris County

30th Anniversary Luncheon

Junior League

11:30am - 1:00pm

Decemeber 12







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

2012 Homeless Enumeration 
3,824 people unsheltered
3,532 people in shelters
1,412 homeless people in Harris County Jail
 8,768 people homeless in one night
Houston's most recent data from the point in time count of homelessness is available for you to review.  Click here to read.
Many thanks to the efforts of more than 500 volunteers, service providers, people who have experienced homelessness, and funders who spent two nights in January driving through Harris and Fort Bend counties to count people who were sleeping outside, in abandoned buildings, and cars and reporting how many people were sleeping in shelters and jail.  This information is valuable in planning for the housing and services to end homelessness in our community.  


Who Counts as Homeless?
In our community, we know that there is an unacceptably large amount of people who have nowhere to live.  Some have not had a house or apartment for decades, some might spend just a few nights in a car or shelter then find housing, some are on the brink of losing housing or doubled up.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has revised the definitions of homeless that are used for housing funded by HUD.  To learn more about what makes someone considered "at-risk of homelessness," "literally homeless," or "chronically homeless," see HUD's summary chart


Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness Update


Texas Homeless Network's Conference on Ending Homelessness is fast-approaching!  September 26 - 28 in Houston
Highlights include:
  • Visit to Homeless Court followed by a Q&A with the judge
  • Advocacy Panel Discussion with One Voice Texas
  • Tour of US VETS and the Michael E. DeBakey Drop-in and Joint Service Center 
  • Off-site tours of housing programs including New Hope Housing and Harmony House
  • 2012 Houston Homeless Count
  • SOAR discussion on getting applications approved
  • ETHICS for licensed providers
  • and more!