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Community Announcements

We're excited to introduce our Community Announcements page for GEAYA. 

We're always looking to for ways to help our GEAYA community and by posting helpful announcements and links here you can find local community related information for our area.

Bringing our community together and helping recognize the people we care about is one way the GEAYA says “Thanks you for all your support!”

City of Austin Offering $10 million in Emergency Relief Funds

The City of Austin is offering $10 million in Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) 2.0 funds
to individuals in Austin and Travis County through RISE 2.0.  

RISE 2.0 funds come after the original $15 million of RISE funds were awarded to 20 non-profits and social services agencies in May and June. Most of the funds distributed to the original 20 agencies have been exhausted. While the original RISE funds were distributed to social services agencies, RISE 2.0 funds will be distributed directly to individuals who apply and are chosen through a randomized selection process. Chosen applicants will receive $2,000 per household.  

“This process allows us to get financial help to the people who need it in the most efficient way for everyone,” said Stephanie Hayden, Austin Public Health Director. “We want to remove barriers and make sure our community can easily access the services and finances we have available.”  

Eligibility Requirements  

At or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level;  

Resident of Austin or Travis County, Texas;  

18 Years of age or older; 

Experiencing hardship related to COVID-19; and  

Have not received other financial assistance in the past 30 days.  

Application Process

Sept. 8-11: The phone bank (512) 714-6950 will be open for questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
For assistance applying in a language other than English or Spanish, please call (512) 714-6950.

Sept. 14: Households can start the application process online ( or through the phone bank. The online application form will be available in English and Spanish. The phone bank will be available in multiple languages.  

Sept. 21: Last day for households to apply. Applications must be submitted by 7 p.m. on this date.  

Sept. 22 to Oct. 2: The phone bank will remain open during this time to answer any questions from the public. 

Sept. 23- to Oct. 6: The randomized application selection process will be completed, and applicants will be notified of whether or not they were selected.  

Sept. 23 to Oct. 30: Funds will be distributed to the chosen applicants.

Learn more here.



Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants - RENT

The City of Austin announced the Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program  to provide rent assistance for Austin renters financially impacted by COVID-19.  

The RENT Assistance Program will open the application portal on August 19th at 8:00 a.m.CST and it will remain open through January 2021, or until funds are depleted.

The RENT program is  a partnership between the City’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department (NHCD) and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA). 

To download the RENT poster in English and Spanish click here.


For more information click here.

Para más información, clicke aquí.



RENT after applications open on
August 19th at 8:00 a.m.CST

Call the RENT Call Center at


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST

Email the RENT at

[email protected]

Download the RENT Poster
in English and Spanish


Greater East Austin Youth Association
PO Box 6536 
Austin, Texas 78762

Phone: 512-496-8866
Email: [email protected]

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