The city of Austin is converting the former Texas Bungalows Hotel & Suites at 13311 Burnet Road into a supportive apartment complex for people exiting homelessness.

The apartment community, now known as Bungalows at Century Park, will feature 60 fully furnished studio apartments, common spaces, on-site security and 24-hour staffing, a laundry room and offices to facilitate social services, according to a city press release.

Austin City Council approved a $1.36 million contract Feb. 3 with Integral Care, Travis County's mental health authority, for the renovation and management of the Burnet Road building, which is expected to open in late 2022.

Permanent supportive housing facilities such as this offer case management, mental health care, substance use treatment and employment services.

This apartment community is part of the city's ongoing efforts to build housing capacity for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness. Austin and Travis County are supporting the development of more than 1,000 apartment units over the next three years to serve the homeless, according to the release.