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

Vouchers 6589
Total Units 6589

Impact

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

Latest News

1.26.23 Case Study, Members Making News
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is one of the leading housing authorities in the field of digital equity, offering several services to residents to improve digital inclusion. Eight years ago, HACA identified that their residents were missing out on the many online services and...
1.10.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's website: Austin Mayor Steve Adler honored Housing Authority of the City of Austin President and CEO Michael Gerber for his work on expanding affordable housing in Austin by presenting him with a Key to the City. Adler presented the key during his...
1.10.23 Members Making News
From The Real Deal: The City of Austin has plans to redevelop the country’s oldest African American public housing complex into an affordable residential district. Carleton Companies and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin plan to transform the 83-year-old Rosewood Courts in East Austin...
1.6.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
CLPHA Members Receive One-Fourth of All Awards  HUD announced the award of $24.7 million to 98 PHAs for providing non-elderly persons with disabilities with permanent affordable housing. The assistance will be provided through the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, and...
12.6.22 Members Making News
From the City of Austin's Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs' newsletter: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin and Head of Strategic Initiatives Catherine Crago hosted a reception for Paloma Perez on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Henry Flores Education and...
9.14.22 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) announces the grand opening celebration for Pathways at Goodrich Place on Wednesday, September 14th, 9 a.m. at 2126 Goodrich Ave., Austin, TX ...
7.6.22 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's (HACA) newsletter: Last month we marked two huge milestones in HACA's history: the grand opening of 156 brand new units at Chalmers East, and the groundbreaking on 156 additional units at Chalmers West. Thank you to the blue-shirted HACA staff in...
4.6.22 Members Making News
From CBS Austin: A new health care option coming to an area of Austin that's been lacking those kinds of services for decades. A new community health center will be opening later this year at the Chalmers Courts in East Austin. Chalmers Courts had its beginnings in 1939. It was one of the first...
12.15.21 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: The Austin Affordable Housing Corporation (AAHC), a subsidiary of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) in partnership with the Community Development Trust (CDT), today announced the purchase of the...
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...

Job Openings

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Request for Proposal INDEPENDENT AUDIT SERVICES HACA-23-P-0250 The Housing Authority of the City of Austin and its subsidiary corporations Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation (SHCC), Austin Affordable Housing Corporation (AAHC), and HACA Scholarship Foundation (Austin Pathways) are seeking...
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Posted on 1.20.23
Applications due by 2.17.23

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