Through our partnerships, Austin Public Health (APH) provides funding to social service providers to serve homeless individuals and families with outreach and navigation, emergency shelter services, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, homelessness prevention, and planning with the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition.

City/County Shelter Facilities:

  • Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

The ARCH is a City-owned facility providing shelter and resources in downtown Austin, managed by Front Steps.  It offers emergency shelter, basic services and connections to housing for 130 men.  Several co-located agencies offer case management, job placement services, legal assistance, veteran services, mental health services, and healthcare through the CommUnity Care Clinic.  Austin Public Health is working closely with the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Front Steps on transitioning the ARCH to a new service model during the summer of 2019.

  • Austin Shelter for Women and Children

The Austin Shelter for Women and Children is a County-owned facility operated by the Salvation Army through contracted funding from the City.  The emergency shelter serves single adult women and women and their dependents. Services include case management, job training, and housing location.

Emergency Shelter Providers

Outreach and Navigation Services

Permanent Housing

The following agencies provide Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing or other permanent housing programs:

Equal Opportunity: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.