• Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed.

  • We provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives.

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Housing

23 affordable housing communities for families and single adults

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Education Services from Foundation Communities in Austin, Texas

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Education

  • Free after-school & summer programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • College Hub

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Financial Stability Programs from Foundation Communities in Austin, Texas

Financial Stability

Financial Stability

  • Free income tax preparation
  • One-on-one financial coaching
  • College Hub
  • Health insurance enrollment

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Heatlh Services from Foundation Communities in Austin, Texas

Health

Health

  • Access to health care
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Healthy living initiatives

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What Makes Us Unique

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About 80% of our budget comes from the affordable rents our residents pay, which cover operating expenses for our communities.

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We invest in green building initiatives to save on operating costs, reduce residents’ utility bills and make our community a better place to live.

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Our programs are made possible in large part by more than 2,500 volunteers each year.



Featured Blog Post

Jacky – A Story of Hope

August 28, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Meet Jacky – A Story of Hope  Jacky has lived with Foundation Communities most of her childhood. She never considered college a real option until she started attending our free, on-site learning center. She is now a graduate and is helping to break her family’s cycle of poverty.

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Free Minds Sparks Mom’s Love of Learning

January 31, 2018 | Posted in Financial Stability |

Lanna always dreamed of a life filled with adventure and learning. She was one of twelve children in a working-class family and grew up in a small town in Illinois. Getting a job as soon as she could, Lanna was proud of making her own money and being in charge of her own life. She […]

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A New Home at Bluebonnet Studios After Foster Care

November 17, 2017 | Posted in Housing |

Mu’Stapha Feika describes himself as extremely introverted, but if you ask him about basketball his eyes light up and he talks about his dream of becoming a coach. The soft-spoken 20-year-old spent most of his childhood living in foster care and said he kept people at a distance. He disliked school and found solace in […]

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A Home of His Own for Local Artist

September 22, 2017 | Posted in Housing |

When you ask Benny Sorrells if he feels good, you might witness him get down on the floor and start doing push-ups. He answers your question with a resounding “yes!” The spritely 78-year-old is a prolific artist and has been a resident at our Garden Terrace community for the last few years. Benny found Garden […]

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Keeping Learning Alive During Summer Months

July 28, 2017 | Posted in Education |

Eight years ago, Amelia and her husband left Mexico in pursuit of more opportunities for their family. The soon-to-be parents settled in Austin and struggled to find a home they could afford. They moved to our Southwest Trails community shortly after and had two daughters, Kathy and Vanessa. Both girls attend our free after-school and […]

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Making New Memories at Lakeline Station

May 23, 2017 | Posted in Housing |

Reflecting on his own life is hard for Keith Murphy. The 34-year-old father of three experienced a childhood full of painful memories. Years in the foster care system and subsequent abuse made Keith feel as though he would never find a real family. That is until he met Kelli, his wife, in high school. “I […]

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Father and Daughter Share Love of Learning and New Home

March 21, 2017 | Posted in Housing, Education |

When Patrick Martinez was awarded primary custody of his young daughter last year, he realized he needed to make some changes in his life. He was sharing an apartment with a friend and working part-time, but he wanted an affordable place of his own with space for his daughter to play and grow. A few […]

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Aleman Family Secures Home and Hopeful Financial Future

January 20, 2017 | Posted in Housing, Financial Stability |

Jose and Rosa Aleman moved their family from Mexico to Austin in search of a better future for their three daughters. When they arrived in 2003, the family struggled financially and ended up moving multiple times due to rising rents. They were introduced to us through our Community Tax Centers and ultimately moved into our […]

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Eldest Son Finds Home for Family at Sierra Vista

November 28, 2016 | Posted in Housing |

Shouldering the weight of his family’s well-being hasn’t diminished Kevin Moreno’s spirits. This impressive 20-year-old is living out his dreams of working in the medical profession, while also serving as the primary provider for his two younger siblings, mother and grandmother. Kevin and his family moved into our Sierra Vista community last October after spending […]

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Finding a New Sense of Purpose Through Work

September 30, 2016 | Posted in Housing |

After years of struggling with substance abuse and homelessness, Sharon Ford finally feels like her life is on the upswing. She moved into our Skyline Terrace community in 2012 and since then has maintained sobriety, developed deep friendships and gone back to work part-time through our supported employment program. Four days a week, Sharon delivers […]

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