Judge Lina Hidalgo said an "even bigger launch" on the housing units would be announced in September when Beyonce is in Houston for her Renaissance World Tour. Beyonce's two tour dates in the city are Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, at NRG Stadium.
"Harris County and the city of Houston, jointly with the coalition for the homeless, have reduced homeless in the middle of the pandemic by 20 percent, and we've been able to hold that reduction," Hidalgo said in a press conference Tuesday morning. "We just did the homeless count again, so it's initiatives like this one I certainly will be supportive of it no matter whose behind it, but it's especially interesting, I think, because there are these names of Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, who, of course, have been supportive of the community for a very long time."
According to a May Point-in-Time survey by the Coalition for the Homeless, Houston's unhoused population has declined by an estimated 17 percent since 2022.
In addition to the 31 housing units, the Knowles-Rowland House permanent housing project will have case managers, peer specialists, service specialists, and support services, like transportation, mental health, physical and behavioral health support, county records note.