AUSTIN — The coalition of community partners known as Finding Home ATX is now 90% of the way to meeting its fundraising goal, stakeholders announced at a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.
The goal, $515 million to house an additional 3,000 people over three years, is the result of the weeks-long Summit to Address Unsheltered Homelessness. Philanthropist and ECHO Board Member Lynn Meredith convened the group of stakeholders with Mayor Steve Adler.
“The coalition said its goal will add new affordable housing units and build a ‘more advanced homelessness response system.’
Funding from partners will help the coalition achieve its housing goal, with 1,300 people housed in newly-developed units and 1,700 people placed in existing rental units across Austin, according to a release. FindingHomeATX said it has already contributed to the creation of 1,400 new units in 20 projects in the development process, with 625 people already housed.
‘Our work is a community-led movement to transform the way Austin responds to and addresses people experiencing homelessness. We are taking a moment today to celebrate how Austin has, once again, risen to the challenge to serve our neighbors,’ FindingHomeATX Chair Lynn Meredith said in a release.”