In 2010, the Obama administration set what some thought was an unreachable goal: Ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Mayor Adler’s predecessor, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, accepted this challenge for Austin, and Mayor Adler reaffirmed our community’s commitment with the Housing Heroes project, furthering the mission by committing to house 200 homeless veterans by Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. While we did not meet this deadline by Veterans Day, we did meet it this goal by the end of 2015 and found homes for 200 homeless veterans. We continue to work with our stakeholders and the community to fight veteran homelessness collectively. To learn about our additional work for veterans, please visit our page for the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.
Do you know of a rental property available for our homeless veterans and their families? Contact us to find out how you can help.
Donate to the Housing Heroes Fund to help pay down the rent, pay for property improvements and create more housing opportunities for our homeless veterans.
To meet the ambitious Housing Heroes challenge, Mayor Adler convened an unprecedented collaboration of cross-sector organizations. The following organizations have been active participants in this project:
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Austin Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO)
Austin Apartment Association
Austin Board of Realtors
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Endeavor Real Estate Group
Senator Kirk Watson