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We partner with state and local organizations to offer basic needs services. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the six   Travis County Community Centers' offices are closed to the public, except for food pantries, which are available by appointment.

Financial Assistance

All applications for utility assistance submitted in 2022 expire on December 31, 2022. Please apply on or after January 1, 2023, for utility assistance in 2023. If you need a paper application, please contact one of the 6 Travis County Community Centers.

Food Programs

We have a bread food donation program and food pantries at some of our centers. Please contact your nearest community center to learn more.

Groceries/Food Pantry Assistance

Please contact the Center closest to you to obtain food assistance Monday through Friday.

Meals on Wheels Senior Lunch Program - Partner Service

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to homebound older adults and people with disabilities.

The Congregate Meal Program provides a place for older adults to gather for games, physical activity, conversation and a shared nutritious lunchtime meal.

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SNAP Food Benefits - Federal Program

SNAP food benefits (used to be called food stamps) helps people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health.

Visit Visit YourTexasBenefits.com to learn how to apply online, through a Health and Human Services Commission benefit office, or by calling 2-1-1 for help.

Housing-Related

Mortgage and Rent Payment Assistance

As of March 15, 2022, Travis County has paused accepting new applications for rent and mortgage assistance. Based on the current application volume, we anticipate spending all available funds.

Renters in Travis County needing assistance can contact Texas 211, a free social service hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can call 211 or (877) 541-7905 or visit https://www.211texas.org/. The United Way for Greater Austin can also connect renters to resources.

Additional resources: The Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund Program is available from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to help eligible homeowners with their mortgage, property tax, property insurance, or HOA/condo association fee payments. Learn more about this state program by visiting their website.

Utility Payment Assistance

Get help paying utility your utility bills. For more Information about the Utility Payment Assistance

Home Repairs & Energy Efficiency

Need help with basic home repairs or making your home more energy efficient? Our weatherization and home repair services may be able to help.

Job Search

We offer computers for help with job searches at select locations. Please contact your nearest community center to learn more.

Goodwill Job Search Assistance - Partner Service

Goodwill's Job Source programs help individuals with barriers or disabilities find employment through basic job-related services. Goodwill's placement specialists and case managers will put together a customized plan of services for each participant and continue to work with each individual once they are working.

Health Insurance/Medical

Medical Access Program from Central Health - Community Resource

Visit Central Health for information on eligibility screening for the Medical Access Program (MAP). MAP is coordinated by Central Health and no walk-in eligibility appointments are available. Please call Central Health at (512) 978-8130 for more information.

Financial Help

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - Federal Program

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides financial help for children and their parents or relatives who are living with them. Monthly cash payments help pay for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furniture, transportation, telephone, laundry, household equipment, medical supplies not paid for by Medicaid and other basic needs. The amount of the TANF payment depends on family size and income.

Apply online now.

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 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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