Devoted to Ending Homelessness in Austin.
We’re part and parcel in a network of organizations united by a commitment to feed, clothe, and house those among us in need.
For 2017, the Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless is awarding 19 Austin-based agencies $800,000 for emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, case management and hospice care. These agencies provide much needed services to single adult homeless men and women, unaccompanied youth, veterans, single mothers, families, low-income and homeless neighbors, immigrants, ex-offenders and medically fragile people found living on Austin streets. READ MORE
Serving our community for more than 160 years, faith-based organizations continue to offer the spiritual manna to our congregants and the hope and care for our indigent neighbors. Joining with social service agencies, the RCAH endeavors to speak with one voice as one advocate for the congregations and the people we serve as we coordinate and advocate for crucial social services. READ MORE
RCAH and the agencies and congregations with whom we collaborate are seeking help from citizens who are willing and able to lend a hand. Together, we can significantly impact the number of people living on the streets of Austin. Learn more about the groups in our network and the volunteer activities they call for.
“Rightsizing the ARCH and housing the homeless is also just the right thing to do for some of the most vulnerable among us. This could also result in a very different presence for the ARCH — one that better promotes downtown safety and is more compatible with surrounding uses.” – Mayor Adlerread more
This report describes the number and characteristics of the homeless population in Austin and Travis County, their current needs, our current community public investments to address homelessness, gaps in services, and 5) what we see as the main trends and takeaways.read more