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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...
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November 3, 2022

Let’s Count: How you can support unhoused folks during the 2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count

AUSTIN (Nov. 3, 2022) – The countdown is on to the 2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count, and this week we’re kicking off our community’s efforts to...
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...
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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,...