The Neighborhood Centers provide emergency rent, utility and food assistance to low-and moderate-income families in need.

Ways Neighborhood Centers can Help:

Rent & Utility Assistance

Neighborhood Services Unit has limited funds for Rent and Austin Energy assistance.

"We will no longer be accepting walk-in requests for Rent or Austin Energy Assistance. All requests must go through the Rent & Utility line (512) 972-5780."
Application Requirements
  • This assistance is for individuals or households who are experiencing a financial crisis.
  • Must be a resident of Austin/Travis County.
  • Must be a renter with your name on lease or contract.
  • Rent/Utility bill must be PAST DUE in order to receive assistance.
  • Household income must be at or below 200% FPIG. (See Table)
  • Must have proof of recent crisis or financial trouble causing you to need help with your bills.
    • Examples may include but are not limit to:
      • Losing a job or having fewer hours
      • Medical bills, sickness
      • A member leaving the household
      • New family or household members
      • Funeral expenses
  • Please review the Document Checklist to see what needs to be submitted.

Additional Assistance

To find out about our other services including food and other assistance, please contact the Neighborhood Center closest to you.

Six neighborhood centers are located in North, East, and South Austin.

Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center -- Central East Austin
2800 Webberville Road, Austin, TX 78702

South Austin Neighborhood Center -- South Austin (temporarily closed for repairs)
2508 Durwood Street, Austin, TX  78704

St. John Community Center -- Northeast Austin
7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin, TX  78752

East Austin Neighborhood Center -- East Austin
211 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78702

Montopolis Community Center -- Southeast Austin
1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Blackland Neighborhood Center -- Central East Austin
2005 Salina Street, Austin, TX  78722



Events happening at the Neighborhood Centers (click below):

Food and HUBS June 2024 Calendar


Food Health Screening Calendar






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.