Health & Human Services

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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

  • Invitation to comment on Amendments to the Travis County CDBG Citizen Participation Plan. Invitation available in English and in Spanish. Comments will be accepted beginning Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Thursday January 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Beginning December 20, 2017 the draft of the proposed amended Citizen Participation Plan will be available on the CDBG website and at the Travis County Community Centers.
  • Invitation to comment on Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for the Program Year 2017 Travis County CDBG Owner Occupied Home Rehabilitation Program.
  • Invitation to comment on The Amended Method Of Distribution For Disaster Recovery Funds. Invitation available in English and in Spanish. Comments will be accepted for 14 days beginning Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Beginning November 27, 2017, the draft of the proposed amended Method of Distribution in English and Spanish will be available on the CDBG website and at the Travis County Community Centers.

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Sherri Fleming,
County Executive

502 East Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, TX 78752 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-4100
Fax: (512) 279-2197

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