Austin Public Health Social Services funding supports many homeless services and initiatives across the city. 

Austin's Homeless Strategy

Help Address Homelessness in Austin

As part of the Homeless Assistance System, the City of Austin collaborates with agencies, community organizations, and individuals working to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. If you’re here to learn more about what’s happening, you can: 

Note: the City has information specifically for service providers meeting client needs during COVID-19

Together we can realize the promise of a compassionate and thriving Austin for everyone.

Austin Public Health Homeless Social Service Funding

Through our partnerships, Austin Public Health (APH) provides funding to social service providers to serve homeless individuals and families with outreach and navigation, emergency shelter services, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, homelessness prevention, and planning with the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition.  There are City-wide homeless initiatives that are supported by Austin Public Health's funding as described below.

City/County Shelter Facilities:

  • Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

The ARCH is a City-owned facility providing shelter and resources in downtown Austin, managed by Front Steps.  It offers emergency shelter, basic services and connections to housing for 130 men.  Several co-located agencies offer case management, job placement services, legal assistance, veteran services, mental health services, and healthcare through the CommUnity Care Clinic. 

  • Austin Shelter for Women and Children

The Austin Shelter for Women and Children is a County-owned facility operated by the Salvation Army through contracted funding from the City.  The emergency shelter serves single adult women and women and their dependents. Services include case management, job training, and housing location.

Emergency Shelter Providers

Outreach and Navigation Services

Permanent Housing

The following agencies provide Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing or other permanent housing programs:

Equal Opportunity: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.