Keep Austin Housed (KAH), a project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at risk of experiencing or currently experiencing homelessness. KAH places 35 full-time AmeriCorps members in 11 nonprofits across Austin to address the issues of homelessness and contribute to a community that is healthy, educated, safe, and self-sustaining.

KAH AmeriCorps members work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

Members Will:

-Serve full-time from September 2018-July 2019. Work hours vary but are typically 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

-Serve for 11 months as part of AmeriCorps, a national service initiative to help others and meet critical needs in the community. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national.

-Aid with existing case management services to address specific barriers clients are experiencing regarding his or her housing, employment, and/or personal stability goals.

-Educate the community about homelessness as well as recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in supporting client, site, and project needs.

-Attend regular trainings and participate in community service projects.

-Make lifelong friendships and connections

Member Benefits:

-Annual living allowance of $12,630

-Education award

-Health Insurance

-Childcare assistance

-Student loan forbearance on qualified federal loans

-Professional development and training opportunities

Our Partners:

Any Baby Can, Caritas of Austin, Casa Marianella, Family Eldercare, Foundation Communities, Foundation for the Homeless, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, LifeWorks, SafePlace, and Trinity Center.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to keepaustinhoused@frontsteps.org.

For more information about KAH: http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed

Front Steps Keep Austin Housed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.


This opportunity started on Sept. 5, 2018, 9 a.m. and ended on July 26, 2019, 5 p.m. CDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone.


500 E. 7th St., Austin, Texas, 78701, USA

Skills & Requirements
Teaching & Education
Child Development
Administrative & Office
Background Check

My Action Status

This action has ended, but you can still contact the event organizer to see if there are other ways to help. If you completed it, click the 'completed' button below to get credit and track your impact.

For every action you complete, we plant one tree 🌳

Send us a photo of you completing it to action@brightest.io or tag @brightest, we'll make it two 🌳🌳