February 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
2015 Point-In-Time Homeless Count 

Despite the initial rescheduling due to weather, the 2015 Point-In-Time Homeless Count went off without a hitch last Thursday, January 29. 

More than 500 volunteers canvassed all of Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County (more than 2,600 square miles!) to help our community take count of its unsheltered homeless individuals. A sheltered count was also conducted that night, and the results of the count are used to gauge our progress toward ending homelessness as well as the effectiveness of our homeless service programs. 

Click here to read more about the count and for links to available media coverage. 
The Proof is in the Numbers

We have shared this information before, but since we are wrapping up Point-In-Time season, we couldn't think of a better infographic to share than one that reflects the incredible progress we have made as a community in the last few years - a 37% reduction in overall homelessness since 2011!
Save the Date - Homeless Awareness Day at the Capitol

Save the date for Homeless Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 2, 2015. 

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County will be providing bus transportation to Austin, TX for those interested in attending from the Houston area. Homeless Awareness Day is sponsored by the Texas Homeless Network

Be sure to look for more information and registration links soon in our newsletters and on Facebook, Twitter, and our website

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...
Latest Coalition News

In This Issue
2015 Homeless Count
The Proof is in the Numbers
Homeless Awareness Day in Austin
Upcoming Events


CoC Steering Committee Meeting 

February 12, 2015

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street
CoC Provider Input Forum
February 24, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 am
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street
HMIS Forum
March 19, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.

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