Our Continuum of Care (CoC) and other homelessness programs help homeless individuals by providing them with permanent housing and support services. We work with Integral Care (IC) and the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) to administer these program.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created CoC and funds it through grants. The grants pay for rental assistance and support services. The program focuses on helping people who are homeless due to serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and AIDS or related diseases. Our goal is to help families and individuals move into permanent housing and achieve long-term stability.
To be eligible, you must be homeless and currently receiving services from IC. The primary target population is those considered chronically homeless. If you are currently experiencing homelessness, you may be referred to the CoC Program by Integral Care through a coordinated assessment system that the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) oversees.
If you are a veteran and are experiencing homelessness, contact your local VA clinic to inquire about permanent housing or complete a coordinated assessment by visiting Goodwill of Central Texas at 1015 Norwood Park Blvd Austin, Texas 78753 or The Southwest Health and Wellness Clinic at 2901 Montopolis Drive Austin, Texas 78741.
ECHO’s Coordinated Assessment (CA) program is a process that helps people experiencing homelessness in Austin and Travis County find housing. The program is designed to help people find the right type of housing for their needs and connect them with the resources they need to maintain their housing.
You must be referred to the CoC program by Integral Care via ECHO's CA program.
To be eligible for CoC Program, you must meet the HUD definition of homeless. There are four categories of homelessness:
You must meet at least one of these four categories to be eligible for the CoC program.