Blackland Transitional Housing Austin

2005 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78722

(512)972-5795 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Affordable housing amd case management only for parents and their children.

General Information:
Affordable housing amd case management only for parents and their children. Blackland Transitional Housing provides 12 months of transitional housing and case management for homeless single or married parents with children. Applicants meet with a case manager, who determines eligibility. When a vacancy occurs the selection committee chooses the clients based on need and potential for becoming self-sufficient points given for employment, in school, and good rental history. Offers supportive services for ongoing clients only. Clients are eligible for assistance with food and clothing through the Blackland Neighborhood Center. Does NOT provide an emergency or homeless shelter.Eligibility:  Homeless married or single parents with children, does NOT accept single adults who have no children, children of residents must be ages 18 years and younger, at least one adult must be working and earn at least $700/month, accepts ex-offenders, excluding charges of violent or sexual assault Fees:   Rent for first 6 months: $375/month, after that, rent goes up to $475, rent amount includes a $150 utility surcharge and $25 per month addition to security deposit, clients are responsible for any remaining utility charges Call to be screened for eligibility and set up an appointment, If callers leave a voicemail, they will be contacted within two days


Helpful Definitions For Blackland Transitional Housing Austin:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

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