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Get help with rent in Austin and Travis County.

Find rent assistance, funds to help pay security deposits and low income housing in Austin Texas and Travis County. A goal is to help prevention evictions and also assist low-income families with finding affordable housing. Get information on the charities, churches, and government agencies that provide rent assistance near you in Travis County TX below.

A large number of churches and charities operate across the greater Austin Texas region. Many have emergency financial assistance that can be immediately applied for to help pay rent and other bills. Every year thousands of individuals in Austin are faced with evictions and need some short term help to pay their monthly housing costs. This is where these agencies can step in to assist. Find who call for help with paying rent, security deposits or find low-income housing with no waiting list.

Organizations for rental assistance in Travis County TX

Catholic Churches of St. Vincent de Paul Societies - Many Austin and Travis County Texas churches are part of this charity. There will be limited financial aid for paying back rent, utilities, or moving costs. There is also emergency shelter and other social services may be arranged. Address is 9500 Neenah Ave, Austin, TX 78717. Phone: (512) 255-1389.

Grater Mt. Zion Church. They have limited resources for the poor or homeless in Austin TX. They can give referrals to housing assistance, shelters, and rental assistance. Or get furniture, clothes and basic needs. The address is 4301 Tannehill Ln, Austin, TX 78721. Dial (512) 478-7578.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Located at 8134 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78759. Receive rent help once a year to income qualified tenants. Funds are limited. Call (512) 345-8314.

Texas VFW Foundation, Inc. – Veterans and military personnel can apply for rent help, government benefits including SSVF housing and more . There is also the HUD VASH program. Housing and other resources are also for their immediate families. Also get information on low cost apartments, government, security deposit assistance or grants for veterans or learn about other government subsidies. The address is 503 N. IH 35, Austin, Texas 78753. Dial (512) 834-8535




University Presbyterian Church is located at 2203 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78705. Only on Tuesdays from 9:30 am-noon, as funding allows, the first attendees are served with limited financial assistance for paying rent, deposits, and other bills. Assistance is very limited and restricted. Call (512) 476-5321.

St. Mary - The church is located at 910-A San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX, 78701. Residents of the zip code of 78701 only may get help. Any type of housing or rent help is provided to individuals on a first come, first serve basis. There are also free household stuff, blankets for the homeless, and other support. Phone 512-476-3750 or (512) 476-1480.

Carolyn T. Smith Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry - The charity is only open Tuesday mornings. Small dollar amount of funds can help pay rent or security deposits, including on section 8 housing. Other resources in Travis County include utility help, transitional housing, and more. Rarely will free motel vouchers be available in Travis County TX. The rental assistance can stop homelessness of immigrants, single moms, and the less fortunate. Address is 209 W 27th St, Austin, TX, 78705. Call 512-476-3589

St. Austin's Catholic Church is part of SVDP. Location is  500 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701-1261. Phone number  512.477.9471. This is part of the nationwide SVDP network of churches and volunteers. Various social services are administered, including homeless prevention and shelter. As funding allows, zero percent interest loans may be issued to pay rent for qualified low income families in Travis County.

Housing Authority of Travis County - Main office is 502 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin, TX 78752. The section 8 HUD voucher program is for very low income families, seniors, or the disabled. It provides rent help in the form of income based housing or apartments. Other services including home buying information, Family Self-Sufficiency, public housing, and information on loans. There is also emergency section 8 HUD vouchers in Austin as well as other forms of housing and/or rental assistance. Dial (512) 480-8245

Sacred Heart Catholic Church has assistance programs. Location is 5909 Reicher Dr., Austin, Texas 78723. The parish covers NE Austin Texas. Call (512) 926-2552.  Emergency rent help, loans cash grants, shelter, and utility help may be offered, including free furniture for a new leased unit. There are housing and rental assistance programs for single moms, the elderly, the working poor and others.





People impacted by domestic violence or assault can learn about housing or rent programs from the Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA). There is support for women who have been trafficked or that have faced abuse. There is also information on safe homeless shelters, benefits, free legal services and other resources. For referrals to emergency rental or deposit help, call 1-877-281-8371

Catholic Charities of Central Texas only has a limited number of application days per month. As funding allows, there is financial help to pay for back rent or a mortgage. Referrals are given to shelters, housing assistance for immigrants, and other support. The emergency rent assistance is also for Spanish speakers. Address is 1625 Rutherford Ln, Austin, TX 78754. Phone - 512-651-6171 or 512-651-6100. More on Catholic Charities assistance programs in Travis County.

All Saints Episcopal Church at Greg House is at 209 W. 27th Street, Austin, TX 78705. Sign up on Tuesday mornings at 6am. Receive up to $25 to pay your rent. In addition, money can be used to pay for security deposits, medical expenses, gasoline, transportation, and many other bills and housing expenses. Call  (512) 476-3589.

Emergency Solutions Rent Grants may have funds for housing and rental costs. The federal government HUD organization will provide this on an annual basis in Travis County. Some of what may be offered includes emergency funds to pay utility connection deposits or rent along with case management. Low income housing, grants or loans for paying security deposits, legal aid and referrals all may be offered too, with a focus on preventing evictions. Or get grant money for first and last-months rent or free landlord-tenant mediation. Call (877) 541-7905 for information.

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, Inc. (ARCH) - Front Steps is located at 500 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Call. 512-305-4100. Can help the homeless get back on their feet and also locate low income housing. Referrals are given to government grants to pay security or utility deposits as well as job placement services. Get access to HUD housing first programs, storage help, budgeting assistance and other support for long term financial stability.




Baptist Community Center requires appointments. Call 512-478-7243. Get help paying for first month’s rent and other housing costs like a mortgage or energy bills. Free food is also passed out. Location is 2000 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702. Funding is limited, but Austin families can apply for rent help or money for electric, utility bills, or other emergency expenses.

Caritas of Austin - Address is 611 Neches Street, Austin, Texas 78701, phone (512) 479-4610 or 512-472-4135. If you have an unexpected emergency, such as job loss or medical condition, this non-profit organization can help you pay your rent and get back on track. A major focus is on seniors, the disabled or ill. Receive money at most once per year. This is an agency that works to address the crisis.

Legal Aid of Central Texas - Tenants facing eviction may get answers to questions on their legal rights and responsibilities answered. A major focus of the attorneys is on preventing and assisting residents that are faced with evictions. The pro-bono firms is at 4920 N I-35, Austin, TX 78751. Free advice and support is available from the RioGrande Legal Aid office. Call ((512) 374-2700

Travis County Family Support Services Division has multiple locations.  Dial (512)267-3245. In order to apply for rent assistance, the potential client needs to apply within 14 days of rent due date. Clients may request assistance once every 12 months at most. In addition, the applicant to the center must also join up for a workforce development activity such as help finding employment, job training, education, literacy or GED classes, etc. There are some limited exceptions.Rent assistance Austin and Travis County

Government funded rent assistance from eviction prevention and rehousing programs help the homeless or low income tenants. There is also support for veterans and the unemployed. Emergency money may help with back rent or energy bills. Additional services in Austin Texas include transitional housing, free vouchers for motels and rental or security deposit assistance. More on Travis County homeless prevention.

St. Paul Catholic Church at 10000 David Moore Rd., Austin Texas 78748. Call 512-280-4460. Has very limited funding and relies heavily on donations and volunteers. May be able to provide for first months rent, security deposits, or maybe a partial rent payment to help prevent homelessness. A number of housing type expenses can be paid for. All payments would be made to the landlord.

Greater Mt. Zion Church
There is an Assistance Center at 4301 Tannehill Ln, Austin, TX 78721. Phone: (512) 478-7578 or 512-469-9020
Limited rent help to low-income families or tenants is offered. The Austin TX church has limited, emergency financial help for rent, utilities, deposits and even a partial mortgage payment.

Trinity Center - 04 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701. Based on funding, the charity can pay up to $25 for rent. On Thursdays up to 10 people can get financial aid, and in addition on Tuesdays (women only) can get rent help. Call  (512) 610-3500. Or find other resources, including single mom rent assistance programs.

Saint Austin Catholic Parish. The parish is at 2026 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78705.  Apply for financial assistance with paying rent, utilities and electric bills, and other financial support or aid. They also assist immigrants and Spanish speakers. They can help the homeless pay for moving expenses or security deposits. Other financial aid, loans, or loans grants may be issued for rent or energy bills. Other emergency housing needs are supported as well. Call (512) 477-9471.

AIDS Services of Austin - Location is 7215 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78752. Call (512) 458-2437. The non-profit only helps people or families impacted by HIV or AIDs. Emergency financial aid, transportation, low cost loans, rent help, affordable housing and other help is offered. They coordinate supportive housing in Travis County and help patients pay their rent, deposits, and other bills so they have a place to live.







St. Ignatius Catholic Church (St. Vincent de Paul), located on  126 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, phone (512) 442-3602, runs an onsite free food pantry. They also offer rental assistance, utilities, free motel vouchers and other low income housing assistance available. They can generally assist only several low-income clients per month, usually within the first few days of the month. Provides assistance once every 6 months to qualified people.

Community Centers in Travis County offer benefits. This may be cash aid, social services, low cost housing or government rental assistance programs. Much of the aid is a social service type program for the very low income or families in poverty, including residents on TANF or SNAP.

  • 5325 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751. Phone: 512-854-4120
  • 600 W. Carrie Manor St., Manor, Texas, 78653. For housing, cash or rent programs call 512-854-1550
  • Another center is at 18649 RM 1431 #6a, Jonestown, TX 78645. Call 512-854-9130
  • 15822 Foothill Farm Loop, Pflugerville, Texas, 78660. Call 512-854-1530
  • 8656 A State Highway 71 West, Austin, Texas, 78735. Main number is 512-854-2130


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