Houston's homeless problem has been considered in decline for a couple of years running. At least the stronghold that is downtown is reportedly showing a thinning of the homeless population. With around 8,000 homeless people living on the streets, it's still hard to tell if that's the case. Read: ... More >>
Thousands are caught in the repetitive cycle of homelessness, and there aren't enough safe places to sleep for all of them.
Annise Parker wins the runoff to become Houston's next mayor.
Photo by jkeehlerâ€‹Clients at the Beacon, a downtown day center for the homeless, received a strange visit during this afternoon's free lunch: attorney Andy Vickery, who held a press conference to announce that he and other lawyers will be representing both them and the Beacon.Christ Church Cathedr ... More >>
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The price of bus tickets jumped by a quarter in November, to $1.25, and the increase was probably long overdue. Metro had gone 14 years without a hike.But a less publicized change that went into effect about a year ago has done far more to drain the pockets of some of Metro's regular customers -- th ... More >>
An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters
A lucky few homeless people experience life ten miles out from the Pierce Elevated
Downtown redevelopment and economic doldrums are taking Houston’s homeless into even harder times
A homeless woman's plight highlights the harsh realities for the disabled poor
About to be booted from the Fourth Ward, poor people are being told they are too poor to qualify for public housing in Houston
For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.