Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Cold Weather Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness Activat



The City of Austin and partner agencies will be opening cold weather shelters for people experiencing homelessness today, Wednesday February 2, 2022, because of the cold weather and anticipated precipitation.  

Social distancing, masking, and capacity limits at the facilities will still be in place. 
 
As a reminder, the City does not publish the location of cold weather shelters.
 
Individuals are encouraged to seek shelter tonight. Go to One Texas Center, located at 505 Barton Springs Road, between 6-8pm for registration for shelters.
 
Individuals in need of shelter Thursday, February 3, 2022 should also go to the One Texas Center building between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The cold weather shelter locations are located offsite and will operate 24 hours a day. Individuals seeking overnight shelter will be transported by buses provided by Capital Metro.   
 
Support animals can stay with the individual in the shelter, as long as they are okay around people/other animals.  If anyone wants to come into the shelter and needs their pet boarded for the night, assistance will be provided.

Those needing transportation to the One Texas Center building can ride CapMetro, fare fees will be waived to ensure those needing shelter have a ride.
 
Everyone should remain weather aware for the next 48 hours. Monitor the National Weather Service for updates about the weather and monitor road conditions if you must be out on the roadways. 
 
For regular updates you can visitAustinTexas.gov/Alertsfor information in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Burmese, Urdu, Arabic, French, Hindi, and Pashto. You can also text ATXWEATHER to 888-777 for updates in English or ATXCLIMA to 888-777 for updates in Spanish.

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