Need heat relief?

The Summer Fan Drive serves seniors, adults with disabilities and families who meet the eligibility requirements listed below. To request a fan or get more information, please call the Summer Fan Drive Hotline at 512-459-4FAN (4326). Additional resources are available to download at the bottom of this page.

To be eligible to receive a fan, a person must:

Have an income at 200% of the poverty level; (liquid assets < $25,000)

  • For one person: Less than $24,120 (gross) annual income (less than $2,010 per month)
  • For a couple: Less than $32,480 (gross) annual income (less than $2,707 per month)
  • See poverty guidelines (found in Resource section below) for income requirements for larger families


  • Be over age 55 OR
  • Be disabled and receiving disability benefits OR
  • Be in household with children under 18 years of age


Must be able to provide an ID and proof of income (examples below)

  • Social Security/SSI/Disability
  • Medicaid/Food Stamps Card
  • Pay Check/Pay Stubs

If you meet these requirements, you are eligible for a fan! Visit one of our Public Distribution Sites, located all over Austin, or call the Fan Drive Office for assistance!


Central Texas Area Resources

Tips to Beat the Heat

Family Eldercare Programs & Services

Closer to San Antonio?

Check out Project Cool if you are in and around Bexar county and in need of heat relief!

Need help with AC Repair?

If you have issues with your central air conditioning unit, contact Robin Howard of The Urban League, 512-478-7176 ext. 212 or visit

The Urban League is able to help with central air conditioning repair, as well as issues with plumbing and roofing.

If your AC is a window unit:

Contact the “Hands on Housing” program through Interfaith Action of Central Texas. Click the link or call 512-386-9145. If you are eligible for their program, they will be able to assist you!

Austin Travis County EMS Fall Prevention Program

Elderly falls attribute to a significant amount of both dispatches and transports to the Emergency Room when compared to other traumatic call types and a large percentage of these falls occur in the home. Austin-Travis County EMS has a team of trained personnel who conduct FREE home safety assessments to identify potential risks and hazards for slips, trips and falls in the home environment.

Austin Travis County EMS – Safety Presentations

EMS Public Education

EMS Community Education Coordinators will conduct safety presentations on a variety of topics such as Senior Safety / Vial of Life Program, Heat Safety Awareness, First Aid Basics, Lightning Safety, and Emergency Preparedness to groups of 10 or more. This is a free service.