Austin Pay for Success Project

Last updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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A man stands in the doorway of a home. Photo provided by Integrated Care

People who are chronically homeless face complex challenges, often resulting in jail time, emergency medical treatment, and the frequent utilization of other costly public services. A proven solution to chronic homelessness is permanent supportive housing, which ends homelessness by connecting people to affordable living arrangements and the support services they need to stay in their homes. Permanent supportive housing will become a reality for 250 chronically homeless people in Austin, Texas (located in Travis County) as part of a Pay for Success Project designed to help alleviate escalating costs in correctional, health, and emergency services through a collaboration among the city and county's health, criminal justice, and homeless service systems.