Category: System Progress

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...
Stylized close-up of clasped hands in front of face with text that says "five takeaways: Racial Disparities and Needs & Gaps in Austin's unhoused community"
August 19, 2022

Five Takeaways: Racial Disparities and Needs & Gaps in Austin’s unhoused community

AUSTIN – It’s getting harder to afford a place in Austin, and longtime Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents face the most severe effects,...
Austin skyline lit up in the evening, looking over Lady Bird Lake, with the words "Austin Street Outreach Collaborative" and logos for We Can Now, Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center, and Urban Alchemy
April 19, 2022

Austin Street Outreach Collaborative announces inaugural members AUSTIN (April 19, 2022) –The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is excited to...