Collaboration

Eviction Prevention Pilot Launches In Houston

Posted on July 3, 2019

Earlier this month a new Eviction Prevention Program Pilot kicked off through The Way Home. Partners of this pilot initiative include the Coalition for the Homeless, CSH, Harris County Community Services, Harris County Precinct 7, Texas Southern University’s Urban Research and Resource Center (URRC), and Barbara Poppe, who is the lead consultant of this pilot. This new program is […]

Collaboration

Homelessness Is Not In Anyone's Plan - Ms. Knox's Story

Posted on December 18, 2018

Originally from the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Knox became displaced after her life was turned upside down by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Although she spent some time in Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Knox eventually settled in Houston where another hurricane would eventually wreak havoc on her life once again.

Ending Homelessness

Home For The Holidays - Ms. Bobo's Story

Posted on November 19, 2018

Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Bobo moved to Texas in 1999, with her mother and siblings. In 2016, after living in Houston for nearly 20 years, Ms. Bobo came home from work one day to a condemned apartment, with no prior notice given. With nowhere else to go, this was the event that triggered her homelessness.

Collaboration

New Hope Housing Harrisburg: Making Strides in Permanent Housing Solutions

Posted on November 5, 2018

New Hope Housing (NHH), a partner of The Way Home, opened its doors to assist families experiencing and at risk of experiencing homelessness in 2013 and never looked back. According to their website, “New Hope Housing’s core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on very limited incomes. Our vision is to be an […]

Ending Homelessness

How does permanent housing feel? Terry has two words for you.

Posted on September 20, 2018

Terry, a recently-housed native Houstonian reflects about his time spent experiencing homelessness, where he is now, and his plans for the future. "I have been homeless for more than two years," said Terry. "It's just that I've been awake for two years. The other years I was drugged and finding ways to escape."

Ending Homelessness

"Homelessness Can Be Your Next Door Neighbor"

Posted on August 17, 2018

[caption id="attachment_948" align="alignright" width="300"] Starting a new job following Hurricane Harvey last year seemed to be promising; a chance to get back on the right track. Mr. Butler would have never guessed just two days after starting his new job, he would suffer a broken ankle that would lead to being in and out of the hospital for two months, due to high-risk of […]

Ending Homelessness

"We are Human Beings Too" - Michael's Story

Posted on August 2, 2018

Immigrating to a foreign country can be a harrowing experience under the best circumstances; finding yourself homeless in a new and foreign country is downright frightening. This is the reality Michael* faced for more than three years after no longer being able to afford his rent.

Ending Homelessness

"They Should Give It a Shot"

Posted on July 3, 2018

What one Veteran who experienced homelessness for 30 years wants other Veterans to know. As a Navy Veteran who served at the end of the Vietnam War searching for Prisoners of War, Mr. B learned early in his life what he had to do to survive in extreme conditions. With piercing blue eyes that seem to look right into your soul and an American flag bandanna wrapped around his walker, Mr. […]

Ending Homelessness

A Place He Could Call His Own

Posted on June 11, 2018

After being laid off from working at a gas station 25 years ago, Peter* found himself homeless with nothing but the clothes on his back. As a Nigerian immigrant who spoke broken English and faced complex physical and mental health challenges, he was convinced his situation was permanent. Peter survived by sleeping near agencies that provided food such as Bread of Life and Star of […]

Ending Homelessness

The Way Home Exceeds Mayor's Challenge on Chronic Homelessness

Posted on December 21, 2017

On Monday, December 18, City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that The Way Home partners had exceeded their goal to house 500 chronically homeless individuals in six months.

1 2 3 Next