Houston Matters

Cold Weather Is More Than Just An Inconvenience For Houston’s Homeless

When will Houston’s cold snap end? And what’s being done to protect the area’s most vulnerable during the cold weather?

A homeless man receives treatment for exposure to cold weather.
A homeless man receives treatment for exposure to cold temperatures near Cleburne and Fannin on Jan. 3, 2018. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Centerin stable condition, according to HPD.

Houston continues to slowly warm up from a cold snap. But how much longer will these frigid conditions be with us?

Houston Matters asks Melissa Huffman. She’s a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Houston/Galveston office.

But the weather is more than just an inconvenience for some residents — namely the homeless. Capt. Bill Staney of HPD’s Mental Health Division tells us about efforts to protect the area’s most vulnerable during the cold weather.

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