Take Care During Covid-19

If you are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, the City is here to help you during this public health crisis.

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, and shortness of breath) or have been exposed to the virus call the CommUnity Care COVID Hotline at 512-978-8775 to learn about helpful City resources.
  • Get advice and testing information from  a nurse at 512-972-5560.
  • Find locations that offer food, showers, toilets, hand-washing stations and more through our Basic Needs Map.
  • Get the latest information about case management and ongoing healthcare during COVID-19.
  • Access Safety Net resources that can help you stay in your current housing.

More information about COVID-19 in the City of Austin at austintexas.gov/COVID-19

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.
 

Public Space Management During COVID-19

During COVID-19 the City of Austin is following Centers for Disease Control guidelines to allow people who are living unsheltered, or in encampments, to remain where they are at this time, to minimize community spread of the disease and maximize access to services. Individuals who are violating applicable laws that lead to the erosion of public health and safety, or are in unsafe areas may be asked to relocate. When individuals are asked to relocate, the City will make efforts to ensure that they are offered and connected to appropriate services. 

Learn more about homelessness in Austin.