Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Michael Gerber, President & CEO
1124 S IH 35
Austin, TX
(512) 477-4488
(512) 477-0953
About Us

With over 20,000 residents, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) serves economically challenged households with access to low-cost housing solutions and innovative resident services. Since 1937, HACA has inspired optimism and growth through quality affordable housing communities along with the opportunity to enhance quality of life. As the need for affordable housing in Austin continues, so does the resilient mission for residents to achieve economic independence and ultimately reach self-sufficiency, while contributing to our vibrant Austin neighborhoods.

HACA's portfolio includes:

  • Total RAD Units: 1,660

  • Total Units in HUD Subsidized Properties: 1,980

  • Total Affordable Housing Units: 11,500

  • Total Tenant-Based Vouchers: 5,500

Innovations

HACA is committed to supporting residents and their families on their journey to self-sufficiency through targeted, culturally competent service provision that is improved through strong community partnerships and resident leadership. To strive towards this commitment, HACA often employs a peer-to-peer Ambassador model designed to build trust and address resident concerns. Ambassadors are chosen from the communities in which they reside and are reflective of those that they support. HACA believes implementing a resident-led approach via an ambassador program is one of the most effective methods of engaging our  residents. Ambassadors are trained to consider how language, cultural values, and family norms contribute to relevance and sustainability. They are empowered, exercise community leadership, and trained to connect with other residents through a culturally competent learning model. To date, Ambassadors have supported digital inclusion, mobility, paraeducator, fatherhood and parenting, health and wellness, and workforce development programs.

Partnerships

 

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 741
Vouchers 5939
Total Units 6680

Impact

Children Served 6849
Disabled Served 4810
Seniors Served 2047
Veterans Served (VASH) 602
RAD Units 1,660

Latest News

1.27.21 Members Making News
From Patch.com: City officials on Monday struck a celebratory tone in announcing the successful expenditure of $12.9 million in federally sourced rental relief for residents financially hit by the coronavirus. The City of Austin and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin announced the...
3.4.20 Members Making News
In a new YouTube video, Fannie Mae highlights the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) comprehensive rehabilitation of its Gaston Place community, a 100 unit property for low-income seniors and disabled individuals. HACA partnered with Fannie Mae and Bellwether Enterprise to employ the...
2.6.20
On February 5, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance held a hearing entitled “A Future Without Public Housing? Examining the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate Public Housing.” In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman William Lacy...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
12.18.19
March 4-6, 2020 | Austin, TX Registration is now open for RAD Collaborative’s Southwest Regional Convening, which will be held March 4-6, 2020, in Austin, TX. Join with other practitioners from all over the Southwest to learn how the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has gone all in...
11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
11.13.19
March 4-6, 2020 | Austin, TX Save the date for the RAD Collaborative’s next regional convening, which will be held March 4-6, 2020, in the energetic city of Austin, Texas. Join with other practitioners from all over the Southwest to learn how the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has...
8.8.19 Members Making News
From Next City: "The need for this program far exceeds available resources.” That was how the Housing Authority of the City of Austin put it when it reopened its waitlist for Housing Choice Vouchers last September for the first time in four years. The Housing Choice Voucher program,...
7.25.19 Members Making News
In “Austin Goes All in with RAD” Affordable Housing Finance’s Donna Kimura covers the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) progress in converting its 1,839 public housing units to project-based rental assistance through the RAD program. Now 80 percent complete after three years, HACA is...
7.11.19 Members Making News
From Statesman: A new $70 million investment to turn a 452-unit Southeast Austin apartment complex into affordable housing is the latest effort by Austin's housing authority to expand its real estate footprint, those associated with the deal say. The Community Development Trust, a national group...

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