Encore House Austin

1109 E. 52nd St.
Austin, TX 78723

Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Provides a supervised community home for men. Must be clean and sober at intake, program does not offer detox. Accepts ex-offenders.Provides Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for residents.Residents may choose to have their own furnished bedrooms or to share a bedroom with 2-4 other people. All residents have access to a shared living room, kitchen, dining room, computer room, laundry room, and garden. Eligibility:  Men, ages 21 and older Fees:   $105-135 per week includes utilities, laundry facilities, cable TV, trash collection, and telephone service, $100 refundable deposit Intake Procedure:   Call or email to request an application Office: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Facility: 7 days 24 hours Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Encore House Austin with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Helpful Definitions For Encore House 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.

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