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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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."
[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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.