Other Resources


**Information may change so please contact 211 for most updated information**


Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) 
Provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. 

The SIMS Foundation
SIMS partners with more than 60 licensed mental health providers in private practice in the Austin area. They serve SIMS clients at a significantly reduced rate in order to support Austin’s creative community.

Rent and Electric Assistance (Travis County)

Westover Hills Church of Christ
Provides limited rent and utility (electric, gas and water) assistance when funds are available. Usually able to assist about 30 families each month.
Intake Procedure: Call to schedule an appointment and for recent schedule update information; recorded message will state the next time they will be taking calls
Call 2nd and 3rd Tues of the month at 8:30 am to schedule an appointment for following Thursday, usually able to help the first 15 calls received. (512) 345-6386

Christian Service Center
Provides limited amounts of financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities which include gas, electricity and water, medical bills, orthopedic shoes, glasses, Texas ID cards, birth certificates, criminal background check fees, possible help with prescriptions and other emergency needs. Helps with old utility bills, but will not help with deposits.
Intake Procedure: Call for appointment, appointments are scheduled on Mondays ONLY between the hours of 9:15am and 11:00am, appointments are first come-first served basis, when a holiday falls on a Monday they will take calls on Tuesday.
(512) 476-9584

TCHHSVS Family Support Services Division -North Rural Community Center (Pflugerville)
Provides emergency financial assistance with rent (including first month's rent and rent for transitional housing), mortgage, gas (including propane and firewood), electric, water, grocery store vouchers (for food only) and prescriptions. Most utility funding sources do not assist with utility deposits, late fees, reconnection fees, other utility bill service fees, telephone, meter tampering charges or bills older than the current calendar year.
Intake Procedure: Applicants are required to complete an application and are then placed on a waiting list for an appointment. Applicants who do not have internet access and are unable to visit centers may call for an application to be mailed, faxed or emailed to them then send a family member or friend to the office with their photo ID, letter of authorization and completed application.
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 15822 Foothill Farms Loop Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 854-1530

Baptist Community Center
Provides limited financial assistance for rent, local mortgages, utilities (electric, gas, water), birth certificates, and prescriptions. All assistance is dependent on available funds. Does NOT assist with rental deposits, only monthly rent bills.
Must call for appointment, does NOT accept walk-ins
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
(512) 478-7243

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Provides assistance with rent, water, electric and gas bills. Rent must be past due. Does not help with closed utility accounts.
Call office on Tues between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; contact information will be forwarded to a church volunteer who will mail an application to caller; caller will be contacted by a Good Faith Committee member once the application and supportive documents have been received; NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED
Hours of Operation: Tues 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(512) 345-8314

Caritas of Austin
Best Single Source Plus (BSS Plus) is a collaboration among 13 local non-profits providing comprehensive case management and basic needs services to eligible individuals and families in the Austin/Travis County area. The program’s primary purpose is establishing housing stability, preventing and ending homelessness.

Applicants must access services utilizing Caritas' intake line at (512) 472-4135
Eligibility: Experiencing a financial crisis that puts their housing at-risk or are currently homeless.
Specific Hours: Intake Line: Mon, Wed, Thur 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tues 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Low Income Housing

Foundation Communities
Provides several affordable housing properties in Austin for single individuals and families with low to moderate income. Offers 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments and 2 or 3 bedroom duplexes. Units accommodate up to 2 people per bedroom, plus one additional person (not including infants), meaning a 1-bedroom apartment may have a maximum of 3 residents.
Section 8 vouchers are accepted at all properties
Eligibility:  Income criteria for applicants with earned income, gross monthly income must be at least 2.5 times the monthly rent amount.
Must not have a history of felony convictions, deferred adjudication for felony offenses, misdemeanors involving violent crimes against persons, property, or for drug- or prostitution-related offenses within the past 10 years.
Must pass a credit background checks; applicants without a good credit history may be subject to an additional deposit
Fee Amounts: Vary from Property to Property
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
(512) 447-2026 ext 4010 Foundation Communities

Mary Lee Foundation Charles Place
Description of Service: Provides affordable housing for adults with physical or mental disabilities.
Intake Procedure: Call for information, ask to speak with the Housing Manager
Types of Fees: Call for information
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 1345 Lamar Square Dr / Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-9628

Green Doors - Affordable Housing Program
Description of Service: Provides integrated supportive and affordable housing to individuals and families. Program works with families that have barriers to finding housing. Properties include Pecan Springs Commons and Treaty Oaks.
Rents range from $695.00 - $855.00 and are not on a sliding scale or income-based. Call for an application
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(512) 469-9130

Austin Tenants' Council - Guide to Affordable Housing
Description of Service: Publishes "Guide to Affordable Housing in the Greater Austin Area". Includes a listing of affordable housing in Austin and surrounding areas, income and rent guidelines and information on affordable housing programs.
Intake Procedure: Walk in to pick up a copy or view on website, copies can be mailed only if consumer is unable to go in person
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 1640-B E 2nd St
Main Phone: (512) 474-1961