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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

NEW! Travis County is eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Program Year 2018 (PY18). A proposed PY18 Action Plan and Amendment to the PY17 Action Plan are now posted for public comment. A summary of the proposed projects is available in English (PY18) and Spanish (PY18). A summary of the proposed amendment is available in English (PY17) and Spanish (PY17). CDBG funds may be used for projects that benefit low-to-moderate income residents who live in the unincorporated areas of the County, or in the Villages of Webberville or San Leanna. Comments will be accepted for 30 days beginning June 27, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, a public hearing will be held on July 17, 2018, at 9:00 am at Travis County Commissioners Court. For more information, click here. Información en Español.

NEW! Central Texas Fair Housing Assessment Survey Travis County is currently participating in a collaborative planning process with nine other local jurisdictions to conduct a regional housing and economic opportunity study. Help us find solutions to challenges by taking the survey found at the following links:

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Sherri Fleming,
County Executive

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

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