Andy Brown
Judge | Travis County, TX

ARP: Travis County TX, Announced $35 Million to Build a New Supportive Housing Community

Idea Category: Housing | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Travis County Judge Andy Brown announced $35 million in American Rescue Plan funds to build a new supportive housing community, which will also provide mental health services and work opportunities. This is the first investment of over $110 million to build 2,000 new supportive units. The first people are expected to start moving in mid-2025. Travis county still has $75 million of funding from the ARPA to distribute. It will go to addressing homelessness.

As reported by CBS Austin, “'Austin has an affordability crisis, but it doesn’t have to have a moral one, too,' said Travis County Judge Andy Brown. 'Through Mobile Loaves and Fishes, our residents get physical and mental health care, addiction recovery services, dignified working opportunities, and most importantly a voice.'”

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