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 nearly 1,900 units of conventional public housing in 18 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.

What's New?

  • Austin Pathways is here! HACA's nonprofit organization that promotes education and general welfare of low-income Austinites in subsidized housing programs has renamed itself Austin Pathways. A dedicated website will be online in the coming months. To learn more about Austin Pathways, visit us on Facebook.
  • Public Notice for Proposed Changes to the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy have been posted.
  • 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.
    View the full press release
    View the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant

    Community Resources

    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