Practicing What They Preach

New Church Builds Hand-Washing Stations for Houston's Homeless

Since the end of March, Rise Houston Church has placed 16 portable sinks around the Houston-area as part of its Clean Hands initiative.

05/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Fix Houston

How to End the Cycle of Homelessness

For one expert, the answer lies in education and mental health treatment.

01/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Feel-Good News

How One Young Houstonian's Passion for Helping Others Turned Into a Powerful Movement

With Clutch City Connect, Justin Sepulveda wants to help Houston's most vulnerable citizens.

12/16/2019 By Anita Gomez

Ice House

How The Beacon Is Helping Houston's Homeless, By the Numbers

This year's Come to the Table fundraiser is rescheduled (thanks, Imelda) for December 3.

12/01/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

News

New Data Shows Promising Decline in Greater Houston Homelessness

Homelessness in the greater Houston area is on the decline, according to the recently published 2019 Homeless Count & Survey coordinated by Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.

05/17/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

The Poetry of Life

Review: Swimming While Drowning Dives into Coming-of-Age Angst

Stages' look at LGBTQ homelessness asks timely questions, even if it comes up short on answers.

10/08/2018 By Doni Wilson

Home Sweet Home

What Does the Need for Affordable Housing Look Like?

The documentary Our Journey Home comes to Houston to illustrate the benefits of much-needed public housing.

10/25/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Sharp Turn

From Life on the Streets to Life as a Congressional Aide

“I’m 26, and I’ve spent more of my life in the system than out of it.”

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Charity

When Once-A-Year Volunteers Strike

‘Tis the season for giving back—but what happens when there’s a surplus of samaritans?

11/03/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind HPD’s Successful Homeless Outreach Team

Officer Steve Wick and his team provide a possible solution to a complex problem.

02/08/2015 By Jeff Balke

Charity

The Best of Luck

New Hope Housing’s founder has a complicated relationship with luck.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow