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The Summer Youth Employment Program is no longer accepting walk-ins or appointments at our 100 N. IH 35, Ste. 3200 location due to concerns about the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. An application can be obtained online at www.traviscountytx.gov/syep. Staff is still able to provide services by phone at 512-854-4590, and by email at [email protected].

  • Our waiting list for financial assistance is at least three to four months long (we’ve received thousands of applications). 
  • We are required to help everyone in the order they applied and will reach out to you as soon as your application comes up on the waiting list.
  • If you receive a disconnect notice while you are waiting, please let us know immediately by calling one of our community centers
  • There is no waiting list for Food Pantries, which are available by appointment or walk-in, every 30 days per household.

We appreciate your patience as we work to help everyone as quickly as possible. 

  • Nuestra lista de espera para asistencia financiera es por lo menos tres a cuatro meses (hemos recibido miles de aplicaciones).
  • Estamos obligados a ayudar a todos en el orden en que aplicaron y vamos a avisarle tan pronto como su aplicación aparece en la lista de espera.
  • Si usted recibe un aviso de desconexión mientras que está esperando, por favor de avisarnos inmediatamente y llame uno de los centros comunitarios.
  • No hay lista de espera para las despensa de alimentos, que están disponible con cita previa o sin cita previa, cada 30 días por hogar.

Agradecemos tu paciencia mientras trabajamos para ayudar a todos lo más rápido posible.

Mission Statement

Helping individuals, youth and families achieve self-sufficiency.

This is accomplished, in part, by the delivery of the following programs and services:
  • This is accomplished, in part, by the delivery of the following programs and services:
  • Work-based learning and other gap-time programs
  • After School Programs
  • Alternative Juvenile Justice Programs
  • Home Repair and Weatherization Programs
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs
  • Pre-Senior and Senior Learning and Transition Programs
  • Community Outreach and Engagement

The staff of Community Services Division is committed to building the capacity of individuals to achieve stable lives and communities. The following are a brief description of our programs and staff contacts.

Housing Services

Doug Misenheimer, Program Manager

About Housing Services

(512) 854-7250
(512) 854-7289 (fax)

Travis County Housing Services provides free weatherization, home repairs and appliance upgrades for eligible county residents. Housing Services’ goal is to improve energy efficiency, the physical living conditions, and safety in these homes. Travis County residents may apply for housing assistance at one of the county’s seven community centers.

Available Housing Services

Neighborhood Conference Committee (NCC)

Teresa Yrizarry, Program Manager

About the Neighborhood Conference Committee

(512) 854-4580
(512) 854-7838 (fax)

In collaboration with Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service, The Neighborhood Conference Committee (NCC) program provides community-based intervention for juvenile offenders as an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system.

Available NCC Services

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCSDHH)

Stacy Landry, LPC, Program Manager

About Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(512) 410-1598
(512) 854-9210 TTY
(512) 854-9289 (fax)

The TCSDHH strives to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing citizens of Travis County by providing advocacy, information and outreach to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Available Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Work-Based Learning Program/Summer Youth Employment Program

Jessica Enyioha, Program Manager

About Work-Based Learning for Youth

(512) 854-4590
(512) 854-4587 (fax)

The Work-Based Learning/Summer Youth Employment Program offers work as a tool for learning, growth, and income as well as connecting youth with responsible adults. Emphasis is placed on developing partnerships with multiple community-based agencies to provide training, employment, mentoring, tutoring, and linking school to the world of work.

Summer Youth Employment Program Services

Coming of Age

Fred Lugo, Program Manager

About Coming of Age

(512) 854-7787
(512) 854-4131 (fax)

The Coming of Age program addresses the needs of the community and older adults by recruiting and placing seniors ages 50 and up in volunteer assignments throughout Travis County. They are drawn from all economic, educational and social backgrounds to serve on a regular basis in public and non-profit agencies. Through volunteerism, seniors in the Coming of Age program gain leadership positions, learning experiences and positively enhance their communities.

Learn more at ComingofAgeAustin.org.

The Travis County Commissioners Court and the employees of Travis County are committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws pertaining to access by people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations can be provided on request.

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Community Services Division

Ross Stephens,
Division Director

5325 Airport Blvd. (2nd Floor), Austin, TX 78753 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-4109
Fax: (512) 854-4864

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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 8.7 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $22.42.

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