Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA’s) pre-application page for the Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and Rental-Assistance Voucher programs. For more details on HACA programs, property locations and eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.hacanet.org/resident/.

Rental Assistance Voucher Programs

  • HACA has more than 5,400 Section 8 vouchers, also known as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV). Families in the HCV program have the choice and responsibility to select their own housing location within HACA’s jurisdiction and with a landlord that is willing to accept vouchers. HCV participants pay between 30-40 percent of their monthly household income toward rent. The voucher covers the rest of the rent and sends the payment directly to the landlord. The HCV waitlist is now closed.

Current and upcoming waiting list openings:

Mainstream Voucher Program – Voucher program designed to assist non-elderly, disabled individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or an institutional transition. APPLY HERE

Emergency Housing Vouchers – HACA was recently awarded 242 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HACA cannot accept EHV applications directly from families or individuals.  Please see additional information below.

This voucher program will serve low-income individuals and families from the following eligible populations:

  • Homeless
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability

To be considered for referral to the EHV program, applicants must complete a Coordinated Assessment. According to HUD regulations, HACA must accept referrals for EHV from the local Coordinated Entry System and cannot accept applications directly from families or individuals.

For more information about the Coordinated Entry System and instructions for completing a Coordinated Assessment please click HERE.

All applicable nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements apply to the EHV program, including requirements that HACA grant reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, effectively communicate with persons with disabilities, and ensure meaningful access for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP).

HACA recibió recientemente 242 Vales de Vivienda de Emergencia (EHV) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD). Este programa de cupones brindará servicios a personas y familias de bajos ingresos de las siguientes poblaciones elegibles:

  • Sin hogar
  • En riesgo de quedarse sin hogar
  • Huir o intentar huir de la violencia doméstica, la violencia en el noviazgo, la agresión sexual, el acecho o la trata de personas
  • Personas sin hogar recientemente y para quienes brindar asistencia para el alquiler evitará que la familia se quede sin hogar o tenga un alto riesgo de inestabilidad en la vivienda

Para ser considerado para ser referido al programa EHV, los solicitantes deben completar una Evaluación Coordinada. De acuerdo con las regulaciones de HUD, HACA debe aceptar referencias para EHV del Sistema de Entrada Coordinada local y no puede aceptar solicitudes directamente de familias o individuos.

Para obtener más información sobre el Sistema de entrada coordinada e instrucciones para completar una Evaluación coordinada, haga clic AQUÍ.

Todos los requisitos aplicables de no discriminación e igualdad de oportunidades se aplican al programa EHV, incluidos los requisitos de que HACA otorgue adaptaciones razonables a las personas con discapacidades, se comunique de manera efectiva con las personas con discapacidades y garantice un acceso significativo para las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP).

Project-Based Low-Income Housing Program

HACA offers low-income housing through the Project-Based Rental Assistance program at 16 properties throughout Austin. Residents pay about 30 percent of their monthly household income toward rent. Residents also have access to community development programs that provide assistance with education, job training, youth programs, health and wellness as well as many other programs. The goal is to help each resident maximize their potential and, if possible, move back into the private rental market without assistance.

This video will help guide applicants through the PBRA eligibility process and give a general overview of the program:

For additional information about each HACA PBRA property, please select below the Austin area that interests you.

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