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Is the Issue of Veteran Homelessness in Houston Really Over?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez all gathered Monday to announce that chronic veteran homelessness in Houston is effectively over! But is that actually true? What does “effectively” mean? What are the caveats? We ask Mandy Chapman Semple from the mayor’s office and Tom […]

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez all gathered Monday to announce that chronic veteran homelessness in Houston is effectively over! But is that actually true? What does "effectively" mean? What are the caveats?

We ask Mandy Chapman Semple from the mayor's office and Tom Mitchell, the Executive Director of U.S. Vets Houston.

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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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