June 2014
 
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Houston Homeless Population Cut by Nearly 40 Percent Since 2011

Marilyn Brown and Tory Gunsolley
Houston's homeless population has declined by 37% or 3,187 fewer homeless people since 2011, according to the Point-In-Time Homeless Count conducted on January 30, 2014. Marilyn Brown (President/CEO, Coalition for the Homeless) and Tory Gunsolley (President & CEO, Houston Housing Authority and Continuum of Care Steering Committee Chair) announced the results at a press conference on May 29, at 1414 Congress (New Hope Housing).

"Houston is on its way to becoming a national model to end homelessness," Brown said. "The key to success for chronically homeless citizens, who are our most vulnerable population, is providing permanent housing linked with critical services. Permanent Supportive Housing saves lives."

The 2014 Homeless Count found 5,351 total sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in the Houston area, compared with 8,538 identified in the 2011 Homeless Count. 

Click here to read the full press release. Click here to view the 2014 Executive Summary. Click here for a one-page fact sheet.
The Proof is in the Numbers

Data from the 2014 Point-In-Time Homeless Count
June Events: Lunch & Learn and CTI Training

The second Lunch & Learn event of the 2014 series will be held on June 18, 2014, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, at the United Way of Greater Houston (50 Waugh Drive). The topic of discussion will be the results of the 2014 Houston Homeless Count.

Catherine Troisi, Ph.D. (epidemiologist, Associate Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health) will present the findings. RSVP's are required. Click here to view the flier and for more information on how to RSVP.

The Coalition for the Homeless in partnership with CSH is offering Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Training this June, which is a case management, evidence-based practice to prevent recurrent homelessness in people with severe mental illness leaving shelters, hospitals, or other institutions. Andrea White, a principle partner with Housing Innovations will present. 

This free, full-day training will be held at the Harris County Department of Education (6300 Irvington Blvd.) with two days to choose from: June 25 or June 26, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Click here, or click the image to view the flier and get information on how to RSVP.

For more information on homelessness in Houston, Texas, and the U.S., ways we are working to prevent and end homelessness, 

and how you can advocate and get involved, visit...
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In This Issue
Homelessness Down Nearly 40% Since 2011
The Proof is in the Numbers
June Events and Trainings
  
Upcoming Events

CoC Steering Committee Meeting

June 12, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street
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Lunch & Learn

June 18, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
RSVP required. Click here for more information.
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HMIS Forum
June 19, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
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CTI Training

June 25 or June 26

Harris County Department of Education

6300 Irvington Blvd.

RSVP required - click here for more information.

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Case Manager Resource Exchange
July 9, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Click here for more information. Click here to RSVP online.
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