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Houston’s Homeless Population Jumps 25 Percent in One Year and Services Struggle to Keep Up | Houston, Texas | Culture Map

The stock market might be back up and the unemployment rate might be falling ever so slightly, but the economic recovery seems pretty far removed from the hardest hit Houstonians.

According to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, the homeless population in Harris and Fort Bend counties increased a full 25 percent in 2010. As first reported by the Houston Chronicle, the canvas of 400 coalition volunteers on Jan. 31 found 8,538 men, women and children, an increase of more than 1,700 over the previous count.

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