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

Since 1937, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has served the neediest in their community, while continuing to develop innovative housing solutions to help meet Austin’s poverty challenges. Today, HACA serves nearly 19,000 residents, with a mission to cultivate sustainable affordable housing communities and partnerships that inspire self-reliance, growth, and optimism.


HACA’s Jobs Plus ATX program has met and exceeded its 2016/2017 first-year goals for engagement, employment, and participation in the Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard financial incentive. To date, Jobs Plus ATX has allowed 113 families to go to work or increase their income, resulting in $183,176 additional earned income. Since beginning the program in July 2016, 141 individuals have started new employment, while 18 residents have served as Community Liaisons, earning a stipend to reach out and encourage their neighbors, family and friends.  Additionally, over $15,000 has been paid in childcare assistance to help working residents with the cost of childcare services.


Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Austin Community College, Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin, Boy Scouts of the Capital Area, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Communities in Schools, Family Eldercare, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Mainspring Schools, Skillpoint Alliance, Wright House Wellness Center, Austin Area Urban League, Central Texas Food Bank, Community Care, United Way, The Man In Me, African-American Youth Harvest Foundation/Beacon Workforce, Any Baby Can

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 741
Vouchers 5939
Total Units 6680


Children Served 8800
Disabled Served 4927
Seniors Served 1760
Veterans Served (VASH) 464
RAD Units 829

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...
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...
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...
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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