Community Resources

At Austin Community College, your overall well-being is our top priority. The information below will help you find support for rent, food, housing, health care and other family or personal needs and can be sorted by county, keyword, or type of support.

These links are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance contact scprogram@austincc.edu.

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Homelessness

Name Description Website Phone County
Community First! Village

Permanent and supportive housing community for people coming out of homelessness.

512-328-7299 Travis
ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition)

ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition) leads community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin and Travis county, including offering assessments and housing options for people experiencing homelessness.

Travis
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Programs

Housing and homelessness programs with basic needs support for ages 18-26.

512-735-2100 Travis
Front Steps Basic needs services and resources. 512-305-4100 Travis
Front Steps

Night shelter services for men with a waitlist and day services for men and women.

512-978-9920 Travis
Mobile Loaves and Fishes Meal truck deliveries for anyone experiencing homelessness. 512-328-7299 Travis
Posada Esperanza

Temporary shelter, transitional housing, support for immigrants and refugees.

512-385-5571 Travis
Rapid Rehousing Program Homeless prevention and shelter resources including helping people with the initial expenses needed to get into a new home. 512-281-4180 Bastrop, Lee
Rathgeber Center for Families

Temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

737-256-6926 Travis
Salvation Army Shelter

Temporary shelter with support services for men.

512-476-1111 Travis
The Other Ones Foundation (TOOF) Day Shelter, low barrier employment, basic needs. 512-568-7557 Travis
Violet KeepSafe Storage (VKS) Program The VKS Program provides individuals experiencing homelessness a safe and secure place to store their belongings. 512-974-4879 Travis
Warming Centers

Information on warming centers and overnight cold weather shelters while central Texas is under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Travis

Housing

Name Description Website Phone County
Accessible Housing Austin!

Accessible Housing Austin! provides housing to members of the disability community to ensure that housing is accessible, affordable, and integrated.

512-640-7781 Travis
AffordableHousing.com

Find affordable housing properties.

561-416-5255 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Austin Affordable Housing Map

A searchable map that asks for income and number of people in household to help find affordable housing. Spanish resource: https://www.atxaffordablehousing.net/index_spanish.html

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Austin Public Library: Social Services

The Social Services tab has a list of shelter sites and affordable housing resources.

Travis
Austin Tenants Council Free counseling to assist with rental housing concerns and disputes. Spanish resource: https://www.housing-rights.org/inicio-1. 512-474-1961 Travis, Williamson
Best Single Source Plus (BSS+)

BSS+ Referral Reference sheet. The phone numbers on the sheet are intake numbers. LifeWorks, Goodwill or Catholic Charities might be the best agencies for students to contact. LifeWorks works with youth and young adults up through the age of 25 whether they are currently experiencing homelessness or are homelessness prevention [HP] clients. Spanish resource

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
College Houses (cooperatives)

Affordable student housing near UT Austin and Austin Community College.

512-476-5678 Travis
ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition)

ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition) leads community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin and Travis county, including offering assessments and housing options for people experiencing homelessness.

Travis
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Emergency assistance for persons in immediate risk of losing their home or for persons who meet the federal definition of homelessness.

979-540-2980 Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Lee
Eviction Solidarity Network Eviction resources, tenants rights and solidarity. Spanish resource: https://evictionisnotacure.com/es/inicio/. 512-348-7920 Travis
Foundation Communities Housing

Affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate-income individuals and families.

512-610-4010 Travis, Williamson
Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) Affordable Rentals

Affordable housing listings

Travis
Housing Authority of the City of Austin Resources

Find information on housing and how to apply for public and section 8 housing.

512-477-4488 Travis
Low-income Housing Map (Austin)

A map showing low-income/income-restricted housing in Austin.

Travis
Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Short term, rapid rehousing assistance to very low-income veteran families to obtain stable permanent housing. 512-305-4100 Travis
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Legal services and housing resources, such as, appealing an eviction. Spanish resource: https://www.trla.org/alojamiento-covid19.

956-447-4800 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis

Income

Name Description Website Phone County
Austin Chamber Job Board Up-to-date lists of available job opportunities in Austin by company. Travis
Get Your Refund

Tax filing help and stimulus check assistance. Spanish resource: https://www.getyourrefund.org/es.

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
MyFreeTaxes

Online self-preparation software for tax returns with less than $62,000 of income.

866-698-9435 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Prosper Centers

Tax services for anyone able to travel to Austin.

512-610-7374 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Texas Workforce Commision Information regarding how to apply for unemployment income for those who have lost work. Also has other workforce resources such as job opportunities listed. Spanish resource: https://www.twc.texas.gov/informacion-en-espanol. Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, Williamson
Unemployment Claim Help A handout that answers FAQs if one must claim unemployment. Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, Williamson
Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Supports people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain and advance in meaningful employment by providing a range of services based on an individual’s employment goals. Spanish resource: https://www.twc.texas.gov/informacion-en-espanol

512-936-6400 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Wilco Free Tax Prep Income tax preparation for households earning $54,000 or less. Williamson
Workforce Solutions Capital Area Job search assistance and employment-related services. Travis
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Job search assistance and employment-related services. Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson
Your Texas Benefits

Information and enrollment for ongoing financial assistance for groceries, health care, essential needs, and support for pregnant women/mothers. Spanish resource: https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home?lang=es_ES.

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis

Legal

Name Description Website Phone County
American Gateways Immigration legal services at no or low cost. 512-478-0546 ext. 200 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, Williamson
COVID-19 Tenant Resources Easy to read pdf information on rental issues related to COVID-19 impacts. Spanish resource: https://www.bastaaustin.org/es/inicio/. Travis
Disability Rights Texas

Legal help for persons with a disability that are experiencing a legal problem or are having difficulty obtaining disability services.

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Texas Advocacy Project

Free legal services for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Spanish resource: https://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/en-espanol

800-374-4673 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Texas LawHelp.org

Legal information and court forms for a slew of issues, includes immigration info/rights. Spanish resource: https://texaslawhelp.org/es.

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Civil legal services across Texas.

956-447-4800 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Legal services and housing resources, such as, appealing an eviction. Spanish resource: https://www.trla.org/alojamiento-covid19.

956-447-4800 Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center Resources for Travis county regarding housing, eviction, lawyers, and more. 512-854-8677 Travis
TRLA Mortgage Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A guide to help with mortgage assistance options. Spanish resource: https://texas-riogrande-legal-aid.app.law/mitigacin-de-prdidas-hipotecas...

Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Williamson, Travis
Volunteer Legal Services Provides help to individuals and families for legal matters. Spanish resource: http://www.vlsoct.org/get-help/obtenga-ayuda/. 512-476-5550 Travis

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