Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Michael Gerber, President and 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.

Innovations

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.

Partnerships

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

Impact

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

Latest News

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...
6.26.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Members Making News
THA Sends Letter to HUD;  HACA, HACLA Featured in NYT, KCRW, LA Times CLPHA member PHAs are engaged in efforts across the country to oppose HUD’s rule. The Tacoma Housing Authority submitted public comments yesterday conveying THA’s deep concerns with the proposal that they believe would, “...
5.21.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy, Policy
More members of Congress and public housing authorities are speaking out against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing.   Rep. Sylvia Garcia Introduces Legislation to...
5.21.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Policy
More members of Congress and public housing authorities are speaking out against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing.   Rep. Sylvia Garcia Introduces Legislation to...
5.2.19 Members Making News, Innovations
Aligning health and housing systems to improve community health While social and economic determinants have a large impact on the health and well-being of families and individuals, the health care system has traditionally been disconnected from the human services systems designed to meet those...
4.23.19 Members Making News
In REBusinessOnline.com’s article “Austin Multifamily Market’s New Focus: Workforce Housing,” Kevin Bowen, senior vice president of Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, discusses the Austin City Council’s work to implement its Strategic Housing Blueprint, which includes efforts to increase...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who  connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
2.7.19 Members Making News
Community Impact Newspaper featured the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School’s Bringing Health Home initiative, a two-year pilot program at HACA’s Booker T. Washington Terraces Community. The program aims to connect HACA residents to local health services as well...

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