The determined women of Jeremiah Program work hard toward a future of self-reliance and economic independence. If you are interested in creating a better life for yourself and your children and you meet the program criteria, we encourage you to apply.

Program Criteria

  • Low-income single mother
  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or GED certificate
  • Accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program
  • Have dependent children four years old or younger
  • Highly motivated

Program Benefits

  • Safe, affordable housing close to higher education opportunities
  • Supportive community of peers working towards self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • Licensed, high-quality early childhood education
  • Individual coaching for support in setting and meeting goals
  • Access to professionals who help develop skills and networks for employment
  • Access to mentors and tutors as needed
  • Volunteer childcare during Jeremiah Program activities
  • Selection Process

    Applications are reviewed as received. Please understand that our program is not an emergency shelter. Applicants are given priority based upon several factors. Those applicants with close ties to the surrounding neighborhoods are given higher priority than those not from East Austin. However, all income-eligible families are given consideration. Those families that meet the applicant criteria may be invited for an Applicant Interview.

    After completion of the interview, candidates may be invited to participate in the pre-admissions process including a 12-week empowerment training course, pre-admissions coaching and documentation collection. Pre-admission participation is a requirement for acceptance into the program. Upon successful participation in the pre-admissions process, an applicant will be invited to a final interview and a decision on acceptance to the program will be made. The admissions decision is final. Actual admission for housing is based on unit availability/occupancy. Jeremiah Program reserves the right to close applications at any time.

  • Expectations of Residents
    • Maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA and remain in good standing with educational institution
    • Participate in career development activities such as part-time employment or volunteering
    • Attend regular coaching sessions with Family Coach
    • Participate in weekly Life Skills classes
    • Participate in Resident Council meetings and activities
    • Enroll eligible children in on-site Child Development Center
    • Agree to quarterly apartment inspections conducted by Family Services staff and Property Management
    • Adhere to Jeremiah Program Resident Handbook and lease agreement
    • Pay 30% of adjusted income for rent
  • Approved Post-Secondary Institutions

    Post-Secondary Education Programs/Institutions accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, including:

    • Austin Community College District
    • Texas State University
    • University of Texas
    • Huston-Tillotson University
    • Concordia University Texas
    • St. Edwards University
    • South University


Begin with the form below. This online application is free and will be submitted for consideration immediately. Alternatively, you may download the Application PDF and mail it to Jeremiah Program Application, 1200 Paul Teresa Saldaña Street, Austin, TX 78702, or scan and email to


In order to be considered, you must hold a high school diploma or a GED.
In order to be considered, you must be accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program accredited through The Higher Learning Commission (please refer to our List of Approved Post-Secondary Institutions).
In order to be considered, you must be a single mother at least 18 years of age.
In order to be considered, all children must be under the age of 5 years at the time of application.
Thank you for your interest in Jeremiah Program, but at this time we are only accepting applications which meet all of our criteria. If you have any questions or are in need of additional resources, feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 651-332-5017.