June 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness

Mayor Annise Parker announced earlier this week that Houston has effectively ended veteran homelessness. Over 35 local agencies collaborated to build a nationally-recognized response system that has housed more than 3,650 homeless veterans in just over 3 years, and has the resources to house every homeless veteran (or those at risk of homelessness) in Harris and Fort Bend Counties. US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert F. McDonald, US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and US Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, as well as hundreds of veterans, service members, local and national stakeholders, elected officials, and community leaders joined Mayor Parker at Union Station in downtown Houston to celebrate the historic achievement. 

"As the backbone organization for The Way Home, the Coalition for the Homeless is dedicated to advancing the collaboration of 60+ service providers and partners to transform Houston from a community that manages homelessness to one that can end it," said Marilyn L. Brown, Coalition President & CEO. "Today we are proud to say that every homeless veteran has a housing option available to them." 

Click here for links to the full press release from the City of Houston Mayor's Office, as well as links to additional photos and media coverage of this incredible event!
The Proof is in the Numbers...

... and in our system! See below for Houston's story on how incredible collaboration has changed the path for Houston's homeless Veterans. You can click on the image below to view it in a larger size. 

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

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In This Issue
Houston Ends Veteran Homelessness
The Proof is in the Numbers
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Lunch & Learn
June 10, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
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CoC Steering Committee Meeting
June 11, 2015
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Houston, TX 77054
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