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Touring a Housing Project for Houston’s Homeless Vets

You may remember some initiatives we’ve covered aimed at addressing the city’s homelessness issue. In 2014, a goal was announced to end chronic homelessness for non-veterans by this year. But that effort may have been dwarfed a bit by the city’s declaration last year that veteran homelessness was “effectively over.” As we learned, that meant […]

You may remember some initiatives we've covered aimed at addressing the city's homelessness issue.

In 2014, a goal was announced to end chronic homelessness for non-veterans by this year. But that effort may have been dwarfed a bit by the city's declaration last year that veteran homelessness was "effectively over." As we learned, that meant the city had housing available for every homeless veteran – not that they were all off the streets, or would necessarily ever be.

But the announcement came with much pomp and circumstance, and so that overall goal of solving chronic homelessness sort of got pushed to the side. That's where Houston Matters producer Paige Phelps picks up the story, at a Midtown flagship housing project.

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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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