|In District A and throughout the City of Houston, we have seen a rise in the number of homeless individuals, tents, and other belongings on the streets and especially under overpasses. I am very aware of the locations, and my office and I continue to notify HPD and other departments/groups.
This is quickly becoming a very difficult situation both for the individuals on the streets who need help and for those living and working around the homeless camps. It is also a complicated issue involving the City, State, lawsuits, and other factors.
I will continue to fight to make sure that this issue gets resolved and that the homeless individuals are given the care they need to get off of the streets. I will also continue to work with HPD and the Solid Waste Department to make sure that we have consistent clean ups of these locations.