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2012 Counting Houston's Homeless

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I received this email from COH council

Houston has the largest homeless population in Texas and the 8th largest in the United States, with more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness in Houston annually. Results of the 2011 Homeless Census and Needs Assessment indicate that over 13,500 people are homeless in our community at any point in time. In addition, school reports show that over 11,000 students attending schools in Harris County were homeless during the 2010-11 school year.

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County (CFTH) will conduct a countywide "Point in Time" count of the unsheltered homeless and need your help! The Homeless Count will take place on Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31, 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Visit http://houstonhomelesscount.org to volunteer and for more information on this very important effort.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Gary Grier at ggrier@homelesshouston.org or 832-531-6006


The Point in Time count serves as the primary source of data locally and nationally to understand homelessness trends and to track progress on efforts to prevent and end homelessness for all communities.

The count will be part of a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess the extent and characteristics of homelessness across the country.

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This sounds like a perfect opportunity for Nick_G to put his feet where his mouth is. Nick, you need to help count the homeless. Dial that number.

To be fair, it's not counting homeless people, it's counting people who are going through the "homeless experience". Sounds like a ride at a theme park.

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