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LifeWorks CEO Susan McDowell, Council Member Alison Alter, ECHO Executive Director Matt Mollica, and HUD representative Richard Cho posing shoulder to shoulder
November 3, 2022

KVUE: Austin community coalition says it has raised 90% of $515M goal to combat homelessness

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.

KVUE reports:

“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.”

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