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


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.



By The numbers

Vouchers 6589
Total Units 6589


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

Latest News

2.27.24 Members Making News
From the City of Austin's press release: The City of Austin Housing Department celebrates the monumental opening of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) first permanent supportive housing community. Espero Rutland is located in District 4 at 1934 Rutland Drive. The development...
9.13.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and CommUnityCare Health Centers celebrated the grand opening of the CommUnityCare Chalmers Courts Health Center, a federally designated community health center adjacent to...
9.11.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: On August 12, Austin Community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of a major, 19-acre redevelopment in the historic St. John’s neighborhood that will create more than 500 housing units in Northeast Austin. Known as the St. John’...
4.18.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
18 Members Invited to Accept Stability Voucher Awards Today, HUD announced a second round of CoC grants and Stability Vouchers to communities to address unsheltered homelessness, adding to the first set of grant awards announced in February. The awards include $171.2 million in grants for 115...
3.29.23 Members Making News
CLPHA is pleased to announce that 15 of our members received a combined more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will help bridge the digital divide for their communities!  Earlier this month, the FCC announced funding...
3.8.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: Today the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) was joined by Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman to announce that 300 project-based housing vouchers—...
3.7.23 Members Making News
From the Austin Monitor: An $82,000 Heritage Preservation Grant from the city’s Economic Development Department will allow the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, or HACA, to create and install five educational kiosks at Rosewood Courts. The historic, 80-year-old apartment...
2.8.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $460,229 to renew its existing Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Programs for...
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 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...

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