Stable housing is where our work to end homelessness begins.
We believe that building wellbeing begins with home. Our first priority in working with people is housing because it’s nearly impossible to regain stability without it. Our Housing programs serve people experiencing homelessness, and we prioritize the most vulnerable people for services.
We believe all people should have the opportunity to live wherever in the community best fits their life, work, social connections, and budget. For some people, remaining near friends who have shared experiences of homelessness is valuable while others thrive with a fresh start and new beginnings. Fully integrating people back into the community they call home is one of the most powerful aspects of our work.
When I walked into my place for the first time, I couldn’t believe it. I felt relieved. I felt safe. I had my own space.
Supportive Housing client
Our Housing Programs
Permanent Supportive Housing
Caritas of Austin’s Permanent Supportive Housing program provides housing, onsite supportive services, and mental health counseling for disabled individuals experiencing long-term homelessness. By using best practices and continually adding new layers of peer and mental health support, we are proud that last year 97% of individuals remained stable in housing and did not return to the streets.
Caritas of Austin provides rapid rehousing services to families and individuals who are experiencing shorter-term homelessness. An unexpected crisis such as an injury, illness, or a lost job can cause a loss of stable housing. We meet people in their time of greatest need and quickly intervene to rehouse families to prevent long-term homelessness. We employ customized, evidence-based solutions to end a family’s homelessness once and for all, which is helps build stability for future generations.
Caritas of Austin works collaboratively with SAFE and LifeWorks to provide a stable home for youth currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness. With our rapid re-housing program for youth, we are able to intervene early in young people’s lives, giving them the best possible chance to build wellbeing and stability early on. We personalize our services to meet the unique challenges faced by young people, and provide support with other areas of wellbeing like employment, mental health, life skills, education, and social support.
Best Single Source Plus
Caritas of Austin is the lead and fiscal agent of this 12-agency collaborative aimed at preventing and ending homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Learn more
Need Housing Services? Learn more HERE.