June 5, 2015
Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness
Becomes Largest City in the Nation to Create System to House any Homeless Veteran
Houston, Texas (June 1, 2015) - Mayor Annise Parker announced that Houston has effectively ended veteran homelessness. Over 35 local agencies collaborated to build a nationally-recognized response system that has housed over 3,650 homeless veterans in just over 3 years, and has the resources to house everyhomeless veteran (or those at risk of homelessness) in Harris and Fort Bend Counties.
Click here to read the full press release from the City of Houston Mayor's Office.
Quotes from Housing Houston's Heroes Partner Organizations
Photo Album, courtesy of City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department Facebook
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