Tale of Two Austins

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Austin has the creativity, resources, dedication, and leadership to create a sustainable community where basic resources are provided and all residents are healthy, educated, safe, and live as independently and productively as possible. We ask for your partnership in embracing this vision and supporting the solutions required to make sure that this is achieved.

We exist because...

  • Human services are a vital link to creating a safe & sustainable community.
  • Our human services infrastructure is strained by increasing poverty.
  • Support of effective organizations and collaborations produces economic benefits for everyone.


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One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of over 85 nonprofit health and human service organizations unified by the common value that people come first. We represent the community’s support network for children and the elderly, opportunity youth, the hungry and the homeless, persons with disabilities, those who are illiterate, those who are immigrants, and victims of violence. We are also the voice for all of the rapidly growing populations in our community who are unable to access a standard of living that supports their health, safety, security, and general welfare. Our region is witnessing dramatically growing financial gaps between the different segments of our community, confirmed in the CAN Community Indicators report.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact info@onevoicecentraltx.org.

Awareness >> Advocacy
The purpose of the Tale of Two Austins campaign is to raise awareness around disparities in Austin. Learn about how One Voice uses this information to advocate on behalf of social services in our Put People First campaign.

Data Sources:

"Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2015" Forbes, 2015

"Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis" City of Austin, 2014

"America's Thriving Cities, from Seattle to Boston" The Daily Beast, 2015

"Homelessness Rises in AISD" The Austin Chronicle, 2015

"Lack of Affordable Housing Means More Homeless Students in Austin ISD" Austin HousingWorks, 2015 

"Healthiest Cities" Sperling's Best Places, 2015

"State of the Food System Report" City of Austin, 2015


Tale of Two Austins infographic - FINAL

Tale of Two Austins infographic - FINAL

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Click the infographics above to view our past Tale of Two Austins campaigns