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Homelessness in Houston

In 2010, Houston ranked in the top 10 cities for numbers of people experiencing homelessness. In the years since, Houston developed a systems approach to solving this complex problem and has been so successful in reducing homelessness that we’ve become a model for the rest of the nation. And SEARCH has played a major role in that success.

The Way HomeSEARCH continues to play a leading role in The Way Home, Houston’s community-wide action plan to end homelessness. Thanks to unprecedented collaboration among homeless service providers, public agencies, and philanthropic leaders, along with major investments in supportive housing, our community has made great progress. From 2011 – 2017, Houston has reduced overall homelessness in our community by 60%.

Despite our great progress, homelessness in our community remains an urgent issue. On any given day, approximately 3,400 individuals in Houston experience the trauma of homelessness. Over the course of a year, 36,000 individuals in our community will experience homelessness. It is unacceptable that so many in our community must live on the streets or in shelters. SEARCH and our community partners have accomplished a great deal and made significant progress, but there is much work still to be done.

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To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and those we serve, SEARCH will be operating remotely and continuing to serve our clients. All events and volunteer activities have been canceled at this time. We can accept COVID-19 related in-kind items listed on the in-kind donation page by appointment only. Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted.

If you are homeless and in need of assistance, please call our main line at 713-739-7752 or dial 211. 

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