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Housing for Health Resource Guide

Use this one-stop guide to find hours, locations, and more details about services including emergency shelter, healthcare, case management, mental wellness, substance use, legal assistance, benefits, and more.

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Walk-in Centers


Walk-in Centers

  • SOUTH: Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center



    Where: Menchaca Road/Ben White Boulevard | Map | Bus Route 3 (Stop ID 734/4230) & 803 (Rapid) (Stop ID 6373)
    When: Weekdays 9-1 | Full schedule of services

  • DOWNTOWN: Trinity Center



    Where: East 7th/Trinity Street | Map | Bus Route 303 (Stop ID 6370), Route 411 (Stop ID 5949) (maybe)
    When: Various services offered Sunday-Friday | Full schedule of services

  • NORTH: Mosaic Street Ministry/The Charlie Center



    Where: U.S. 183/McNeil Drive | Map | Bus Route 383, Bus Stop ID 4690
    When: Sunday 9-[check]; additional services on 2nd and 4th Saturdays; Contact The Charlie Center to schedule services outside Mosaic Street Ministry‘s normal hours

More Resources

  • Housing

    If you are experiencing homelessness, the first step toward getting housed is to complete a Coordinated Assessment (CA). Click or tap here to learn more about the process and find a place to complete your CA.

    If you are currently at risk of losing your housing, we have these resources available for you.

    What to Know: Applying for Public Housing and Vouchers
    This informational flyer includes organization and contact information to apply for public housing and vouchers
    Note: A Coordinated Assessment is not required to apply for these housing programs

    Affordable Housing Online Search Tool
    This City of Austin tool allows users to search for housing that meets certain income limits and locations

  • Identification

    Walk-in centers like the ones listed above also offer services to obtain IDs and allow people to use their addresses to receive important documents and other mail. 

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    What to Know: How to Get Your ID
    A step-by-step overview of documents you’ll need and the process you’ll go through to obtain an ID


  • Work

    Find a Job
    Contact information for organizations that offer help finding and maintaining employment

    Homelessness Employment Guide
    People who are or have been unhoused often face barriers to employment; this Travis County guide aims to help user navigate and overcome those barriers


  • Educational Services

    HUD requires Continuum of Care (CoC) program recipients to establish and implement educational service requirements within homeless service systems. Federal law ensures educational rights and protections for children and young adults 18-24 experiencing homelessness. Protections apply to children and youth who are living with a parent or guardian and those who are not. Every school district and charter school in Texas is required to designate a homeless liaison who is responsible for ensuring the identification, school enrollment and stability, attendance, and opportunities for academic success of students in homeless situations. The McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, requires Agency policies and practices to be consistent with, and not restrict, the exercise of rights provided by subtitle B of title VII of the Act and other laws relating to the provision of educational and related services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made significant changes to the McKinney-Vento Act, which the U.S. Department of Education (ED) highlighted in a March 17, 2016 Federal Register notice (81 Fed. Reg. 14432).

    Austin/Travis County Educational Services Policy
    This document, approved by the Homelessness Response Council governing body, outlines our local community’s processes and procedures around ensuring all students have access to educational opportunities

    For more information and training materials, please click here.

  • Camping Supplies

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    Basic Needs Resource List
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    Includes organizations and contact information for resources including money, food, medical help, legal assistance, and more

    Accessing Case Management
    Housing navigation, employment support, mental healthcare, and other kinds of case management are available

    Incarceration Re-Entry Guide
    Resources to support people in the transition from jail or prison into the community

    Free Legal Aid 
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income individuals for civil legal problems

    Aunt Bertha
    Directory of community resources and social services

    Dial 211
    211 is a directory of Texas community resources you can access just by dialing 211 on your phone (Texas residents only)