Housing Authority of Travis County

This housing agency serves Travis County and Cedar Park, Texas.

Waiting List
Closed: Travis County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Alexander Oaks, Summit Oaks and Eastern Oaks Apartments Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Travis County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed

The HATC last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2022, until July 8, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless Preference to qualify for the Homeless Preference, the applicant must:
    1. Meet the HUD definition of Homeless:
    2. Be referred to HATC by a coalition of homeless providers with whom HATC has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the providers roles and responsibilities with respect to the provision of housing search assistance and supportive services for the referred household; and,
    3. Provide documentation from the referring homeless service provider regarding homeless status eligibility prio to providing housing assistance.
  • Non-Elderly (under 62) persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, currently experiencing homelessness, previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HATC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HATC public notice on July 5, 2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Alexander Oaks, Summit Oaks and Eastern Oaks Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for Alexander Oaks, Summit Oaks and Eastern Oaks Apartments from December 21, 2023, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Alexander Oaks - located at 6119 Valiant Cir, Austinn, TX 78749.
  • Summit Oaks - located at 11607 Sierra Nevada Ln, Austin, TX 78759.
  • Eastern Oaks - located at 4922 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78744.

To apply while the waiting list is open, Download and print the paper application that is available on the HATC website.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Emailed to waitlists@hatctx.com. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how applicants will be placed on this waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HATC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HATC public notice on February 5, 2024.

About The Agency

Housing Authority of Travis County provides affordable housing for up to 617 low- and moderate-income households through its public housing programs.

502 East Highland Mall Boulevard, Austin, TX

Visit Website(512) 854-8245

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Housing Authority of Travis County?

Housing Authority of Travis County serves 658 low-income households. The agency manages 740 Housing Choice Vouchers and 0 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Authority of Travis County?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 81 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Travis County. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 96 percent of Housing Authority of Travis County households.

How many Housing Authority of Travis County residents are employed?

Working adults head 197 households and make up 30 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Travis County.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Authority of Travis County?

There are 526 female-headed renter households living in Housing Authority of Travis County housing. Households headed by females are 80% of those served by the Housing Authority of Travis County.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Authority of Travis County renters?

Black 408
Asian-Pacific Islander 7
White 125
Hispanic 112

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Authority of Travis County?

There are 151 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Authority of Travis County. Senior households are 23% of households in Housing Authority of Travis County housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Authority of Travis County housing?

There are 151 persons with disabilities living in Housing Authority of Travis County housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 23% of households served by the Housing Authority of Travis County.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Housing Authority of Travis County?

The Housing Authority of Travis County is rated as a troubled performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Housing Authority of Travis County open new waiting lists?

Housing Authority of Travis County’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on July 1, 2022 and closed on July 8, 2022.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Authority of Travis County

Alexander Oaks Apartments

6119 Valiant Circle, Austin, Texas 78749

Summit Oaks

11607 Sierra Nevada, Austin, Texas 78759