Caritas of Austin believes that stable housing is the first priority in helping people transition our of crisis toward self-sufficiency. Our housing programs are focused on serving people who do not have a stable place to call home. Some have just become homeless and are living in a shelter or car, and others have been living on the streets for years. Our goal is to help people transition to stable, permanent housing they can afford.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Caritas of Austin's Permanent Supportive Housing programs provide housing and onsite supportive services for chronically homeless, disabled individuals. The physical, psychological, and emotional impact of experiencing long-term homelessness is devastating. But a permanent, stable home with onsite support of a case manager and other resources can transform a person’s wellbeing and life journey. Caritas of Austin currently has five supportive housing programs which house more than 150 individuals each year.
Caritas of Austin provides Housing Stability services to families and individuals who are experiencing short-term homelessness in order to help them return to stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency. Caritas’ Housing Stability services meet people in their time of greatest need and work to rapidly re-house them and provide case management services to ensure people have the tools and opportunities to maintain stable housing.
Accessing Housing Services
To access any of Caritas of Austin's housing programs, please call our Screening and Assessment phone line at 512.472.4135 during the following hours: Monday - Thursday at 8:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm, and Friday 8:00-10:00am.
In coordination with ECHO and other local service providers, Caritas of Austin now uses a process called Coordinated Assessment for all screening and assessment. The goal of Coordinated Assessment is to ensure there is one standardized assessment process across many service organizations and that the most vulnerable people are served. When calling the Screening and Assessment line, you will be asked to answers questions to assess your current needs and determine the best resources available. This assessment is not a guarantee of services.
At this time, Caritas of Austin does not offer rent or utility assistance. If you need rent or utility bill assistance, please call 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.211centraltexas.org for referrals to other service providers.