To provide dynamic, proactive leadership that engages policy makers and the community to end homelessness


A community fiercely focused on ending homelessness

About ECHO

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is a non-profit that plans, develops,
prioritizes, and implements systemic, community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin
and Travis County, Texas. Together with its community partners, ECHO uses strategic, data-driven
decision making and innovative, bold thinking to transform the system to end

ECHO is elected locally and recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) as the Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agency, the local leader in coordinating
the system of housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness. ECHO is also
designated as the lead agency for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a
system-wide database that tracks the needs of households experiencing homelessness, services
received across the community, and their outcomes.