Get help with rent and utility payments

Neighborhood centers offer free services to help low- and moderate-income families living in Austin, including assistance with rent and utility payments.

  1. You are eligible for this service if:

  2. Call to make an appointment with a neighborhood center that is convenient for you. Be aware that neighborhood centers are closed from noon to 1 pm for a lunch break.

    Blackland Neighborhood Center

    2005 Salina Street, Austin, Texas 78722


    East Austin Neighborhood Center

    211 Comal Street, Austin, Texas 78702


    Montopolis Neighborhood Center

    1416 Montopolis Drive, Austin, Texas 78741

  3. On the day of your appointment, bring these items with you:

    • Photo ID
    • Proof of address, such as a government ID, utility bill, or mail with your address on it
    • Proof of income for all adults (18+) in the household for the last 30 days
    • Social Security numbers for everyone in the household, if available

More services

Neighborhood centers often offer additional services, including:

  • Access to food pantries
  • Bus passes
  • Notary services
  • Short-term counseling
  • Health screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol)
  • Help obtaining health insurance
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Flu shots (in the Fall) 
  • Help searching and applying to jobs
  • Training and education
  • Child safety seats
  • Fans (in the Summer)
  • Blue Santa applications (in the Fall)
  • Help with income tax forms (in the Spring) 

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