The Coalition for the Homeless as lead agency to The Way Home Continuum of Care (CoC) is working with local governmental entities to advocate on behalf of people experiencing homelessness to ensure their needs are being considered as a cold front approaches our region.
To keep everyone informed, they have created a page about the anticipated winter weather on the Coalition’s website: https://www.homelesshouston.org/winter-weather-alert.
They will use this web page to post and share information about the cold front and resources for people experiencing homelessness as it becomes available. Please check the web page for the latest information.
What's happening with warming centers?
What the Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Harris County OEM are doing:
• The Houston and the Harris County OEMs are monitoring the situation and are coordinating plans for warming centers if the triggers are met for the extreme cold operating guidelines.
• "Extreme cold" is when there is a freeze advisory of two or more days at or below 32 degrees F or a hard freeze warning of below 25 degrees F for two or more hours.
• Houston OEM will make a final determination about whether to open warming centers approximately 48 hours before the anticipated extreme cold event. These centers would implement safety procedures as necessitated by COVID.
We will share information from the Fort Bend County and Montgomery County OEMs as it is made available to us.