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Why is Homelessness on the Rise in Montgomery County?

According to the Coalition for the Homeless, on any given night this year in Houston, there have been more than 5,300 homeless people in the city, a significant decline over numbers calculated in 2011. While homelessness would seem to be declining in the city of Houston, it’s increasing in Montgomery County. We explore why with […]

According to the Coalition for the Homeless, on any given night this year in Houston, there have been more than 5,300 homeless people in the city, a significant decline over numbers calculated in 2011. While homelessness would seem to be declining in the city of Houston, it’s increasing in Montgomery County.

We explore why with Montgomery County Homeless Coalition President Nancy Heintz.

Then, we talk with Charly Weldon, Executive Director of The Beacon, the primary intake center for Houston’s Housing First initiative, which places chronically homeless in permanent supportive housing.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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