Austin ARPA “American Rescue Plan Act” Homelessness Prevention Program


The Austin ARPA Homelessness Prevention Program will serve eligible individuals and families who are in danger of becoming homeless. The program is designed to stabilize individuals and families in their existing homes and/or assist individuals and families with securing affordable housing. The program will provide clients with a wide array of support, including: utility payments (in arrears), utility deposits, rental application fees, and initial moving costs. The rental assistance will provide based off of the individuals or families financial needs to secure and/or sustain housing.


Eligibility Requirements:

Residents of the City of Austin will complete a client assessment tool to determine eligibility and must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must meet income guidelines per family size
  • Have insufficient resources immediately available to attain housing stability
  • Meets one or more of the following:
    • Moved frequently because of economic reasons
    • Living in the home of another because of economic hardship
    • Has been notified that their right to occupy their current housing or living situation will be terminated
    • Lives in a hotel or motel
    • Lives in severely overcrowded housing
    • Exiting an institution
    • Resides in housing that has characteristics associated with instability and an increased risk of homelessness

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 737-708-7355

Homeowner Assistance Funds

Program Intake Form

Demographic Information

Mortgage Loan Information

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