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What Do the Latest Houston Homeless Numbers Mean for the City?

Posted on · Every January the Coalition for the Homeless brings together community resources to do a point-in-time (PIT) count. The focus is on sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in the Houston, Harris County, and Ft. Bend County areas. The rationale behind the idea is to determine Houston's homeless population. Those new numbers are out today and we […]

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Equal Rights Ordinance Passes, Car Break-ins, and Homelessness: Houston Matters for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Posted on · Houston's City Council Wednesday passed the long-debated Equal Rights Ordinance, which extends equal rights protections to gay and transgender Houstonians. The vote had been delayed, in part, to offer more time for public comment, including some nine hours of discussion Wednesday. Ultimately, though, the council passed the ordinance by a vote of 11 to 6. […]

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Organization Distributes 18,000 Kits to Area Homeless

Posted on · We learn about A Simple Thread, a Houston non-profit that helps the area’s homeless by distributing to them kits containing a variety of items to meet their most basic of needs. Items can include things like deodorant, toothbrushes, first aid items, sunscreen and rain ponchos. So far, the organization has distributed around 18,000 kits. We […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. […]