Break ground, build the future.

Espero Rutland Groundbreaking
August 9, 2021

Please note that programming will begin promptly at 9am and all attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Caritas of Austin, The Vecino Group and Austin Housing Finance Corporation have partnered together to develop a new permanent supportive housing community for people experiencing homelessness called Espero Rutland.

Meaning “I hope,” Espero is a deeply affordable and intensely supportive housing community with 171 studio apartments for individuals experiencing homelessness. Espero will provide high-quality living with soothing indoor and outdoor spaces plus access to transportation, businesses, health care and other amenities. Residents will receive tailored case management, on-site supportive services and community-based services.


Troy West
Chair, Board of Directors, Caritas of Austin


Steve Adler
Mayor, City of Austin

Greg Casar
Austin City Council District 4

Rosie Truelove
Director, Housing & Planning, Austin Housing Finance Corporation

Lisa Garcia
Vice President of Assisted Housing, Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Bobby Wilkinson
Executive Director, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Stephanie Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Better Health

Carrie Lee
Director, Citi Community Capital

Donnell McGhee
Senior Development Manager, Vecino Group

Jo Kathryn Quinn
President and CEO, Caritas of Austin