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September 26, 2023

What to Know: Takeaways from two reports on the Austin/Travis County Homelessness Response System

AUSTIN (Sept. 26, 2023) -- People living outside in Austin and Travis County are connecting more quickly to organizations that can offer help due to...
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April 5, 2023

How many people are unhoused in Austin? We’re getting better at estimating

AUSTIN – For years, Austinites have relied on a single number to describe the scope of homelessness. This number has punctuated news stories,...
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March 13, 2023

Fiercely Focused | iCAN

AUSTIN -- It's hard for many of us to imagine life without a smartphone. Tracking appointments, finding directions, looking up information, calling...
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March 7, 2023

Read ECHO’s submission to UN group examining racial injustice, human rights violations by law enforcement

AUSTIN (March 6, 2023) -- Laws criminalizing camping and other behaviors associated with homelessness disproportionately harm Black people living in...
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November 22, 2022

ECHO Receives $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in Austin and Travis County

Fund grants $123.45 million to 40 nonprofits across the U.S. to move the needle on re-housing and supporting families experiencing...