Health & Human Services

News & Announcements

General News

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

Family Services News

The online application for Family Support Services assistance will be disabled on 12/1/2016 until further notice. To apply for assistance please visit any one of the seven community centers. You may also print the application from here and submit these documents to the Community Center of your choice.

LIHEAP is the program that funds the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) at all seven Travis County Community Centers, helping low income residents pay their utility bills and achieve energy efficiency. More...

New WIC Income Guidelines Released, June 23, 2015 

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

Research and Planning News

The following policy updates are available on the 85th session of the Texas Legislature:

Other recently published reports by Research and Planning staff include:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) News

Attend a Public Hearing on March 26, 2019 for CDBG

Travis County invites the public to attend a public hearing on March 26, 2019 at 9:00 am at Travis County Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX. Residents will have the opportunity to present community needs and recommend projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for usage in the unincorporated areas of Travis County and the Villages of Webberville and San Leanna. The information collected will guide the 5 year strategic plan (October 2019- September 2024) and the selection of CDBG projects for the Program Year 2019 (October 2019-September 2020). For more information, see the invitation in English and Spanish (Español).

Can’t attend a public meeting regarding community needs? You may also participate by filling out a Participation Form (Needs Survey).

Submit a Comment on the Draft of Central Texas Regional Fair Housing Study

The draft Central Texas Regional Fair Housing Study is now available for public comment through April 23. You can offer comments through the comment box on the Get Involved page, email them to, or send written comments to Central Texas AI, 6740 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220. If you prefer to comment verbally by phone, let us know and we will contact you about a time to talk.

The Executive Summary and Appendix A can be found here:

To access the full draft of the Study, please visit

Fair Housing Community Meeting! March 9, 2019, 10:30am – 12:00 pm

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HOME bigger than Houses

From Paper to Reality, How do we win Fair and Inclusive Housing?

Please join us at a community meeting on March 9th to move forward as a region. Help bring fair and inclusive housing from paper to reality!

Enjoy good food, poetry, music, hands-on activities and converse about how we can create the solutions we want.

Provide feedback on the Fair Housing Study and the Travis County Community Development Block Grant 2019-2023 Consolidate

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Sherri Fleming,
County Executive

Phone: (512) 854-4100
Fax: (512) 279-2197

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