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Heat Help

Info about cooling centers, free CapMetro
bus rides, signs of heat-related illness,
and supplies you can have on hand for
folks during this heat wave.

Heat-Related Resources
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Join Leadership Council

Leadership Council, the primary decision-
making body for the Austin/Travis County
Continuum of Care, is now accepting
applications for three open seats.

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Now Recruiting

Join Our Board

The ECHO Board of Directors is now
recruiting new members. People with
firsthand experience of homelessness are
encouraged to apply. If needed, help is
available to complete the application.

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On the Blog

What's the
True Need?

For years, Austinites have relied on a single
number to describe the scope of
homelessness. Yet it’s always been a flawed
estimate, and now we have tools that
provide a clearer picture of the need
in our community.

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Fast Facts

Community partners connected 8,282 people to permanent housing between 2017-2021.

83% of people who successfully move through a housing program remain housed two years later.

A Black Austinite is 6x more likely to experience homelessness than a white Austinite.

About 2/3 of unhoused people report they were born/raised or last housed in Austin/Travis County.

13% of unhoused people are unaccompanied youth (age 13-24); 13% are families with children.

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