Upcoming Events

Harm Reduction and the Intersection of Health and Housing Webinar
 Center for Social Innovation
Register in advance
11:00am - 12:15pm
February 26
Dating Violence: A Community Diaglogue
Houston Community College Southeast Campus
Registration deadline February 22
6815 Rustic, Learning Hub
Houston, 77087
9:15am - 4:00pm
February 28  
HUD Priority Community Technical Assistance:
Continuum of Care Program Model Chart Workshop
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Boulevard,
Houston, 77022
9:00am - 4:00pm
March 4 
Homeless Services Coordinating Council Meeting: Presentation of Draft Program Model Chart
MHMRA Conference Center
7033 Southwest Freeway
Houston, 77074
8:30 - 10:00am
March 6
Continuum of Care Steering Committee Meeting
MHMRA Conference Center
7033 Southwest Freeway
Houston, 77074
3:30 - 5:00pm
March 14
Homeless Court   
Homeless Court Celebrates 7th Anniversary
"As Director and Presiding Judge for the City of Houston Municipal Courts, I am not only grateful for the partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless, but also for the invaluable service we provide to the homeless of our community." said Judge Barbara Hartle. "The goal of the City of Houston Municipal Courts Homeless Dockets is to remove legal barriers for defendants who are homeless and who have not been able to renew or obtain a Texas Drivers License or Identification Card due to outstanding tickets or citations. Obtaining a Driver's License or Identification Card enables homeless individuals to seek employment and housing. This is accomplished by a combined effort of our Court staff and the Coalition, who offer alternative solutions including community service hours, to resolve outstanding municipal fines and fees."
If your agency's clients would benefit from participating in Homeless Court, contact Scot More for information, smore@homelesshouston.org
Next Steps in HUD Priority Community TA, March 4 & 6:

Developing a Program Model Chart

All providers and key stakeholders are invited to participate in the next step in our Continuum of Care's HUD Priority Community TA--developing a Program Model Chart for our CoC. This Program Model Chart allows a community to take a strategic view of all housing and services available and break them down into their respective program types (for example: transitional housing, rapid re-housing, or permanent housing). 


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Update: Coordinated Access System Planning

The Continuum of Care is making headway in planning for the Coordinated Access system that will help people experiencing homelessness Access the intake process, be Assessed by a standardized process, and be Assigned to the most appropriate housing intervention.


February 5 - 7, the Continuum of Care was joined by our HUD Priority Community Technical Assistance provider for Coordinated Access, Suzanne Wagner.
30th Anniversary Luncheon and Friends of the Homeless Awards
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County will celebrate Three Decades of Achievement at a luncheon on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown. Mayor Annise Parker will keynote the event, while ABC - Channel 13's Melanie Lawson will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. "Mr. Downtown" Bob Eury will also offer a historical perspective on the past 30 years.
Nominate an extraordinary person who has experienced homelessness, volunteer, funding partner, or staff memeber! Deadline: March 5

Point In Time and Youth Count Update

On January 22 and 29, over 500 community volunteers, formerly homeless persons, and service provider staff conducted the 2013 Houston Homeless Count. The data from the Count will be fully analyzed in coming weeks and reported by April 5, 2013 from lead researcher, Dr. Cathy Troisi, PhD UT School of Public Health. The 2013 Count was the third year of this enhanced methodology and will provide valuable comparative data that hopefully will document the successes in preventing and ending homelessness in addition to what barriers still remain. Much thanks to all who participated in the Count.

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