On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn more about the annual homeless count from The Coalition for the Homeless. In 2018, for the first time, the count showed a spike in the unsheltered population by 18 percent. The Coalition says that was mostly due to Hurricane Harvey. Today, we learn what homelessness in Houston looks like more than a year and a half out from the storm.
Then, panhandlers are a common sight on street medians and sidewalks around town. We discuss how Houstonians could best help our homeless population.
Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics on this week’s political roundup.