Florida looks to Houston for help in dealing with homeless

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HOUSTON, Tx. - Mayor Annise Parker has done it again by gaining national attention for things she's making happen in the bayou city.

Houston is leading the nation in decreasing the number of homeless people, so leaders from Florida are in town taking a closer look at how this being accomplished.

Since 2012, more than 1500 homeless people have gotten off Houston streets, decreasing the city's homeless population by 37%.

But in Orlando, homelessness remains a huge problem, so the mayor and other city leaders from Orlando came to town to see how to reduce their problem based on Houston's success.

Following our lead, the city of Orlando will spend $1 million to house chronically homeless people in apartments with the hope of getting some people off the streets for good.

Best of luck to you Orlando, and thanks for stopping by!