The greater Houston area is leading the nation in reducing homelessness, becoming the national model for other cities. Our Continuum of Care (CoC) was formalized in 2012 and launched The Way Home in 2014 to bring more than 70 partners together. With hurdles still ahead, we’ve comprehensively tackled homelessness and the results show tremendous progress has been made.
A key research indicator in solving homelessness is the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count, a requirement of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the local CoC funding process. The Homeless Count provides agencies with hard data about the number and characteristics of the area’s homeless community on a given night. This helps The Way Home further its work to right-size the homeless response system. Continue Reading