As we head into the year-end holidays, Austin faces the ominous challenge of rising COVID cases. To avoid another spike like we had this summer, Emergency Rules have been extended. More importantly, we’ve all got to pull together to lessen our risk. On top of all this? We are inRead More →

Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) is back! Applications are open Wednesday, August 19 at 8am and will remain open through January 2021 or until funds are expended. Up to three months rent may be issued based on applicants’ median family income (see table below) and paid directly toRead More →

ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES On the WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS site:• WFS Job Seekers assistance site for workers whose employment has been disrupted by economic changes On the TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION site:• Unemployment Benefits To apply, please visit here More JOB SEARCH sites• WorkInTexas.com The state’s job search website.• Capital Area Career Centers MISCELLANEOUS ASSISTANCE • The COA COVID-19: Community Resources & Available Services page includes resourcesRead More →

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY ON THE DAIS Item 23 Presented and passed unanimously at the May 7 Austin City Council Meeting to create relief programs to be administered by external “Administering Organizations” (not the city):The CLEAR Fund: Commercial Loans for Economic Assistance & Recovery $11M Economic injury loans, grants, and technical assistance for localRead More →

FOOD SECURITY & SUSTENANCE AUNT BERTHA SOCIAL CARE NETWORKThe Aunt Bertha Social Care Network is a national network that connects people with social services and programs and has just launched a COVID-19 -specific page, Find Help to link folks to resources to find food assistance, pay bills, and other free or reduced costRead More →

Austin Mayor Steve Adler passed a new Stay-At-Home order Monday, June 15, extending social-distancing and face mask requirements through August 15. The order comes in anticipation of a new wave of cases after the average rate of new hospitalizations exceeded 20 per day in Travis County, reaching Stage 4 emergencyRead More →

Photo/art: Visit Austin/austintexas.org Local efforts make staying at home more palatable Stay Moving Yoga with Adriene Austin’s own yogi sweetheart, Adriene Mishler, offers an approachable yoga practice free on YouTube. Browse by title or video length on her page. Never yoga’d before? No problem, try Yoga for Complete Beginners. EsquinaRead More →

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UPDATED: Tuesday, August 18 • Photo: Paramount Theater by Pat Buchta August, 2020 edits include consolidation and archiving sections into links for easier navigation. District 6 will update this page with links to resources regarding short-term and long-term health concerns, economic resilience, and disaster recovery related to coronavirus, aka COVID-19.Read More →