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A Way Home America:100 Day Challenge

HUD Deputy Asst. Secretary for Special Needs, Ann Oliva and ECHO Director of Operations, Niki Paul excited to Launch Austin's 100 Day Challenge.
Chosen nationally among Los Angeles and Cleveland, Austin launched its participation in A Way Home America's 100 Day Challenge on September 7th and 8th. During the next 100 days, our goal is to house 50 youth aged 18-24 experiencing homelessness with at least 50% have been involved with foster care. In addition, Austin has committed to ensure that every youth that is about to exit foster care without a housing plan, will be connected to permanent housing. Austin is dedicated to creating a sustainable system to effectively identify, house, and support all youth experiencing homelessness. This challenge includes exciting collaboration among Lifeworks, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and local homeless service providers, as well as, technical assistance from U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, and to follow AWHA on social media, visit their website.
An Effective End to Veteran Homelessness
ECHO Staff celebrate an effective end to Veteran homelessness with HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Mayor Steve Alder, and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.

On August 19th, HUD Secretary Julian Castro joined Mayor Adler in a press release to announce that Austin has reached functional zero among homeless Veterans! This means that our community has created a system that ensures that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring. Our community will continue to identify, quickly rehouse, and support any Veteran that enters homelessness in our city. Congratulations to Mayor Adler and all our Community Partners for your achievement and continued effort to support homeless Veterans in Austin, TX.

For a deeper look into functional zero, click here.

Help Us House Our Heroes


Join us Sunday, November 13th at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater for the Red, White & Blues House Our Heroes Fundraiser! 

CoC NOFA Submitted

ECHO submitted our Continuum of Care FY2016 NOFA application for HUD funding on Monday September 12th- two days ahead of schedule! Soon, we meet with our stakeholders to identify strengths and challenges identified during the application process and chart our goals for the coming year.

To view our FY2016 and previous applications, please visit our website.

Point In Time Count Team Lead Registration


It's that time of year again! Are you or someone you know wanting to be a PIT Count Team Lead?
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Community Dashboard


Each month, ECHO publishes a Community Dashboard that summarizes the status of the homeless service system. The data used for the Dashboard is from the Continuum of Care’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Over 30 agencies serving individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness use HMIS to manage their data. The Dashboard compiles easy-to-digest data on the volume of individuals seeking services related to homelessness, the number of individuals that have moved on to permanent housing after experiencing homelessness, demographics of homelessness, and the current housing need.
 

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