Upcoming Events

Job Fair Celebrating National
Disability Employment
Awareness Month
Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray,
Houston, 77019
9:00am - 2:00pm
October 11
Continuum of Care Steering Committee Meeting:
Action Steps from Charrette
MHMRA Conferene Center
7033 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 77074
3:30 - 5:00pm
October 11
 Coalition for the Homeless
Lunch and Learn:
Coordinated Access 101
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, 77007
11:30am - 1:00pm
October 18
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Meeting
The Council on Alcohol&Drugs
303 Jackson Hill Street,
Houston, 77007
9:00 - 10:30
October 19
Homeless Services Coordinating Council:
HUD Continuum of Care Program Interim Rule Comments
MHMRA Conferene Center
7033 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 77074
8:30 - 10:00am
November 7
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances: Collaborative Prevention and Intervention Across Systems
2525 Murworth,
Houston, 77054
1:00 - 4:15pm
November 7

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100 in 100 Veterans Housing Initiative a Success
In September, a 100 day goal was accomplished of permanently housing 100 chronically homeless people in our community.  Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care members from key agencies--the Veterans Administration, Houston and Harris County Housing Authorities, nonprofit homeless service providers, and Coalition for the Homeless staff--joined forces to systemically plan for quickly helping chronically homeless veterans enter the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program.

Continuum of Care Success

The planning and service coordination is a prime example of what the Continuum of Care is put in place to accomplish--implementing strategies to end homelessness at a community level, across multiple funding streams and providers.  The process was initiated through the Rapid Results Bootcamp brought to Houston in May through the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Community Solutions, and Schaffer Consulting.  We would like to thank Mark Thiele of the Houston Housing Authority for acting as the project leader in  bringing together partners from across homeless and mainstream services to quickly plan and implement meaningful change.
Starbucks Employees
10,000 Hygeine Kits

Last week, store managers in town for the Starbucks Global Partner Conference put to use their rapid-fire preparation skills to put together 10,000 hygeine kits in a matter of just a few hours.  Street outreach and shelter partners picked up the kits to share with people who are experiencing homelessness.  Thank you to Consumer Advisory Council and US Vets tenants for leading the Starbucks volunteers!  
Continuum of Care
Grant Update


At the September CoC Steering Committee meeting, local priorities for new permanent supportive housing funding through the McKinney-Vento CoC grant were approved.


If your organization is considering applying, please review on the Coalition's website and reach out to Pamela Wyatt or Thuan Huynh for assistance.

As you might have noticed, the CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is being released later than usual this year due to changes associated with the new CoC Program Rule. Please keep an eye out for the NOFA and local grant process timelines late October/early November.



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