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Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin’s Housing Department maintains the goal of helping Travis County individuals and families facing homelessness or a housing crisis to access housing or attain housing stability. Caritas has a range of services to offer, from emergency rent/utilities assistance to long term housing provision. Below is a description of the various programs available for housing stability.

  • Rent and Utilities Assistance with case management
  • Rapid Re-Housing – assisting people to connect to permanent housing
  • Transitional Housing – temporary housing and support services for individuals who are homeless and facing challenges related to substance abuse
  • Permanent Supportive Housing – provision of housing with on-site support services

The Employment Program at Caritas provides clients opportunities to find and keep jobs so they may support themselves and their families. Clients — refugees and non-refugees — receive assistance with short-term job placement as well as long-term career development.

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