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October 28, 2021 - Travis County Vaccine Partner Program

September 14, 2021 – COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

October 7, 2020Travis County Launches Nonprofit Grant Program

Saturday, June 27th at 11 am

Accessing Services during CoVid

Join us for a conversation about available resources in the Austin/Travis County area, including CoVid-19 Testing, food assistance, rental/utility assistance, healthcare, mental healthcare, and substance use disorder resources.

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Cómo Acceder Servicios Durante CoVid

Los esperamos en nuestra conversación interactiva sobre recursos disponibles en el área de Austin y Condado de Travis, incluyendo información acerca pruebas de CoVid-19, accesso a alimentos, assistencia con renta y utilidades, cuidado de la salud, cuidado de la salud mental, y apoyo por uso
de sustancias.

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March 31, 2020Working from home Tips During COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information.

March 16, 2020 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

August 29, 2017 - HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Austin Animal Center Continues to Ask for the Community’s Help as Shelter Remains at Capacity

Zika Virus Information

Watch the Black History Program from February 11, 2016

Wondering what's for Dinner Tonight? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has the answer! Watch this week's video!

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) News

Invitation to comment on the Program Year 2020 CDBG Annual Report

Invitation to comment on the Program Year 2020 CDBG Annual Report, also known as the Consolidated Annual Program Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Invitation available in English and in Spanish. Comments will be accepted from November 11, 2021 to November 26, 2021, and at a public hearing on November 16, 2021.

Starting on November 11, 2021 the draft PY20 CAPER and a summary in English and Spanish will be available for public review through November 26, 2021 on the CDBG website and at any of the six Travis County Community Centers.

Travis County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2022 Community Needs Survey is now available.

This survey allows residents to tell us about community needs in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, and the unincorporated areas of Travis County that impact low- and moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. Your input will be used to help develop Travis County’s annual action plans for the approximately $1.2 million in annual CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It will also help inform other Travis County departments about needs in these areas of the county.Travis County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2022 Community Needs Survey is now available. This survey allows residents to tell us about community needs in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, and the unincorporated areas of Travis County that impact low- and moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. Your input will be used to help develop Travis County’s annual action plans for the approximately $1.2 million in annual CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It will also help inform other Travis County departments about needs in these areas of the county.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish (Español). In addition, copies will be available at the Travis County Community Centers or by requesting one be mailed to you.

Travis County Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“TERAP”)

On January 26, 2021, Travis County Health and Human Services (HHS) CDBG Office executed a contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to receive a direct allocation of $414,722.92 for the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) and serve approximately 39 clients in the Travis County CDBG service area (unincorporated parts of Travis County, and all areas within the Village of San Leanna, the Village of Webberville, Lago Vista, Creedmoor, and West Lake Hills).

Note: Effective March 1, 2021, TERAP Subrecipients are no longer required to administer the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) activities, as this program is now being implemented through the Texas Rent Relief Funds. All Travis County residents needing eviction diversion, are being referred to Texas Rent Relief for assistance. Please note the following resources:

On March 30, 2021, Travis County executed a Subrecipient Agreement with Meals on Wheels Central Texas, to administer the emergency rental assistance program to serve eligible tenant/landlord clients within the Travis County CDBG service area.

Applications are being accepted April 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021, or while funds last.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Instructions to apply can be found on our Meals on Wheels Central Texas partner’s website: https://www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/programs/other-services

To apply, contact the Meals on Wheels CARE program at [email protected] or call (737) 218- 4191

Review the Travis County TERAP Program Flyer for more details: (English) (Spanish)

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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