Covid Resources

This list of publicly available resources is provided for informational purposes only, with a focus on Austin, Texas. AAR, LLC is not affiliated with any of these entities and programs. Click on the links for additional information and eligibility requirements. This list will be updated periodically. Check back for updates. 


HAAM Covid-19 Resources

From: HAAM

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) has collected a list of resources for local musicians and is requesting feedback from the community to identify additional needs.

Deadline: NA


Integral Care

From: Integral Care Foundation

Description: Supporting Travis County. Mental health resources; 24 hr help line 512-472-HELP, ongoing counseling available, drug and alcohol treatment assistance, and some housing support.

Deadline: NA


From: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Description: Stated mission: NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Deadline: NA


HUD: Avoiding Foreclosure

From: HUD

Description: HUD.GOV helps people find strategies and resources to avoid foreclosure.

Deadline: NA

Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program

From: City of Austin

Description from the site: “The Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program provides full rent payment for income-eligible Austin renters financially impacted by COVID-19.” Open until funds are exhausted.

Deadline: This program will accept new applicants until funds are depleted. *Update* program has additional funding for now, please apply sooner rather than later.

Stop Tx Eviction

From: Texas Supreme Court collaborating with local legal entities

Description: Apply for legal assistance, obtain information about your rights as a renter, find out about rental assistance in your area. This service was created to help direct people (renters) who need help with evictions.

Deadline: NA Pilot program serving 19 counties in Texas will move to serve the entire state by the end of January. Ongoing program.


Austin Energy Customer Assistance Programs

From: Austin Energy

Description: A list of programs offered by Austin Energy to support customers during the pandemic.

Deadline: Many programs only available until 9.30.2020


Food Banks/Pantries

From: Capital Texas Food Bank

Description: Feeding families in need.

Deadline: NA

Austin Independent School District Meals and Produce Boxes

From: AISD

Description: Meals are produce boxes are available for children under 19 and sometimes parents/caregivers, for those that qualify. Dependent upon funding- the program was originally designed to terminate in December but will continue in varying ways throughout the school year (2020-2021). Please click on link for details.

Deadline: Update- free meals will be provided to anyone under 19 “as long as there is a need” for remote students. Please see site as it is updated very often as funding and resources change.


TWC Child care Resources Page

From: Texas Workforce Commission

Description: Information and resources for child care and early learning through the TWC.

Deadline:  Dependant on funding and per program, check their website for more information. 


Austin Public Health Testing Sites

From: City of Austin

Description: Free Covid testing is available in the City of Austin. If you have insurance, it is recommended you speak with your primary care doctor. Otherwise, take the self assessment on the website to determine if you need to receive a test.

Deadline: NA


COA Covid-19 Economic Recovery

From: City of Austin

Description: This City of Austin page is designed to help Austinites locate and identify resources in the area.

Deadline: NA