HOUSTON (KTRK) --If you think you have nothing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, think about our city's homeless population.
According to the mayor's office, more than 1,000 Houstonians live on the city's streets and underpasses. Another 2,500 people live in shelters.
"Every day is Thanksgiving," Tyrone Knox said.
Knox has lived on the streets of downtown Houston for two years.
"I'm grateful," he said. "For being alive. For another opportunity."
Seventy residents at Rittenhouse, a long term facility for the chronically homeless, got Thanksgiving meals from Mayor Sylvester Turner and council members.
"There are thousands of people who are now receiving housing and are off the streets," Mayor Turner said. "Today we are going to take the opportunity to serve some."
"As long as you're able to open your eyes, there's always hope," added Rittenhouse resident Tamakao Williams.