Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Vicky Garza

Mayor, community leaders unveil new facility for the homeless

A $14.6 million facility combining housing and services for Austin’s chronically homeless is expected to break ground in Central East Austin early next year with the support of Mayor Steve Adler, the Downtown Austin Alliance, various nonprofit organizations working to

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Austin Travis County Integral Care Board of Trustees: The Austin Travis County Integral Care Board of Trustees addresses needs of people who are affected by mental health disabilities, substance abuse problems, and developmental delays.

Downtown Austin Alliance: A nonprofit, membership-based organization focused, according to its website, on "preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin."

East Austin: East Austin is the quadrant of Austin that, generally speaking, is east of IH-35.

ECHO: The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is, according to its website, "a collaborative funding and planning nonprofit that is fiercely committed to ending homelessness in Austin, TX." The groups brings together resources to serve the city's homeless population and works with agencies to bring together leaders, volunteers and other nonprofits to help the cause.

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody: Local law firm with practice areas that include Real Estate issues. GDHM is a donor to the parent organization of the Austin Monitor.

Mayor Steve Adler: Mayor of the city of Austin, elected in November 2014

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