Housing Authority of Travis County

502 E Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, Travis County, Texas 78752

Housing Authority of Travis County is a Public Housing Agency in Austin, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of Travis County serves Travis County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Travis County Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of Travis County Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of Travis County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

In a post to the Texas Housing Association website on 8/13/2014, Travis County Housing Authority said the waiting lists for its HUD assisted programs were full and no longer accepting applications.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Housing Authority of Travis County

More information about Housing Authority of Travis County can be found on its website at http://www.hatctx.com.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Travis County may be available by phone at (512) 854-8245. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/08/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Travis County is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Travis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Travis County manages 580 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 479 3 14 12 72
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $817 $895 $626 $559 $755
Monthly Cost $391,468 $2,685 $8,763 $6,713 $54,334

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Travis County

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 70 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,512 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Travis County Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of Travis County voucher holders in 2016 was $404 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $898. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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