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

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...
1.10.19 Members Making News
Local Austin, TX news station KVUE highlighted the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Dell Medical School's new Bringing Health Home initiative at HACA's Booker T. Washington Terraces in East  Austin. Funded via a $315,000 grant from the St. David's Foundation,...
11.29.18 Members Making News, Innovations
Next City covered the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) recent, unusual purchase of a 308-unit luxury apartment building on the open market in partnership with a real estate investment trust (REIT). HACA’s new property, on Austin’s Wells Branch Parkway, is the...
10.11.18 Members Making News
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and its nonprofit subsidiary the Austin Affordable Housing Corporation announced they have partnered with the Community Development Trust and the Austin Housing Conservancy to purchase the Preserve at Wells Branch, a 308-unit...

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