Category: System Progress

Photo of Capital Metro bus on top of Austin skyline
November 3, 2023

Free bus rides: How to get your permanent free fare card from CapMetro

AUSTIN (Nov. 3, 2023) – Local bus service in Austin and Travis County is now free for anyone experiencing homelessness with a new fare card...
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October 30, 2023

City of Austin launches text alert system for people experiencing homelessness

AUSTIN – The City of Austin launched a new text message alert system last week that notifies people experiencing homelessness about severe weather...
Photo of Austin and Texas Capitol building with text that says, "2023 Austin/Travis County Homelessness Response System Needs & Gaps + Racial Disparities, Key takeaways"
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...
Medium shot of ECHO staff talking at table with text on top that says "The Day 1 Families Fund"
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...
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...