Pilot program will help Austin’s low-income city residents tend to health needs

Austin PathwaysCommunity Health

Publisher: Community Impact Newspaper

The staff at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin always knew that the families living in HACA’s 18 low-income housing properties faced a number of serious health challenges.

The families HACA serves average around $12,000 in annual household income. That means many residents have to make difficult decisions when it comes to their own health. As HACA Executive Vice President Sylvia Blanco put it, “Sometimes it comes down to whether to fill a prescription or buy groceries.”

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