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:
- If you are looking to help an individual experiencing homelessness you can call 3-1-1 to connect them to support; if you encounter a person experiencing a mental health crisis, 9-1-1 now has a mental health option you can use to request emergency help.
- Access information about the City policies, strategies and programs that prioritize ending homelessness.
- Learn about the many organizations at work in the Homeless Assistance System and track progress through the Austin Homelessness Dashboard.
- Join the effort by getting involved with the programs and community organizations making a difference in our community.
Together we can realize the promise of a compassionate and thriving Austin for everyone.
Austin residents voted in favor of Proposition B which reinstates three local ordinances regarding (1) sitting or lying down on a public sidewalk; (2) aggressive solicitation; and (3) camping in any public area not designated by the City for camping.