Welcome to HACA
As a High Performing Housing Authority that assists over 18,000 Austinites, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) owns and operates 1,929 units of conventional public housing in 19 developments throughout Austin. Development sites range from high-rise apartments on Lady Bird Lake to small duplexes in residential neighborhoods. HACA also manages the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program that provides rental vouchers for more than 5,000 units of housing in Austin's private rental market.
Thank you Austin Apartment Association!
We appreciate your service to HACA residents through the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive for 27 years.
A heartfelt thanks to your members for all they do to raise funds that go toward purchasing more than 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for low income families in Austin, and for personally volunteering each year to knock on doors and deliver food items to residents at several housing sites.
Your contribution makes the holidays more special for HACA families. Thank You!
Flooding in Austin
For those affected by the recent floods in Austin, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. If you are currently a participant of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and have been affected by the flood, please contact your housing eligibility specialist or call the inspections manager at 512-477-1314 ext 1350. Also, for additional information on emergency assistance contact the Red Cross at 512-927-4271 or visit redcross.org or call 311.
If you have been displaced from your home by the recent floods, and you are not a current HACA tenant or voucher participant, you may qualify for a preference on HACA’s public housing waiting list. For more information, please click http://hacanet.org/apply/.
HACA’s new Partner Portal for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is live now! Partner Portal is a secure web-based tool where property owners and managers can access information relating to properties currently under contract with the Housing Choice Voucher program. The Partner Portal is available 24/7 and property owners/managers can access Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) details, HQS inspection results, status of tenant re-examinations, various forms and program announcements. Click on the Partner Portal for more information.
Applying for HousingApplications for the One Bedroom Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.
Please see the this public notice for more information.
Applications for the
Housing Choice Voucher (SECTION 8) program are not being taken at this time.The waiting list is currently closed. However, HACA plans to re-open the waiting list in late fall 2014. Please click here for more information.
Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has been awarded a
$300,000 planning grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development's (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative to strategize the revitalization
of its Rosewood Courts Property and the surrounding neighborhood. Please
visit www.rosewoodchoice.com for
View the full press release
View the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant
Change of Mailing Address
Change of Mailing Address
Please note that HACA's mailing address has changed. All mail should be sent to either
P.O. Box 41119, Austin, TX 78704-1119, or to 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704. Thank you.
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin maintains lists of resources on many types of local, state and national housing resources including homebuyer assistance and financial aid.
» Community resources list
Report Housing Fraud
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin has a Fraud Investigation Unit dedicated solely to investigating allegations of suspected fraud.
» Report housing fraud by phone or email
Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin's nonprofit subsidiary serves as contract administrator for project-based Section 8 housing in Texas and Arkansas.
» Go to the SHCC website