On the Street: The Numbers Are In, and They’re Not Good: Our Homeless Problem Continues To Worsen | Houston, Texas | Houston Chronicle
A recently released survey of the homeless population of Harris and Fort Bend counties indicates a 25 percent increase from the previous year. According to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, volunteers counted more than 8,500 men, women and children, with more than half that number living in unsheltered conditions.
The comparable count last year was more than 6,800. Add in prisoners at the Harris County Jail without homes and homeless people receiving emergency housing assistance, and the current total tops 13,000.