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Housing Authority of the City of Austin

1124 S IH 35
Austin, Travis County, Texas 78704

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of the City of Austin offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin serves Austin.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Austin, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pathways at Georgian Manor Closed
Pathways at Booker T Washington Apartments, Pathways at Lakeside Apartments, and Pathways at Meadowbrook Apartments Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Austin Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin Website: http://www.hacanet.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Austin Phone: (512) 477-4488.

Closed: Austin, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in September, 2018; and before that in October, 2014. 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: Elderly; disabled; involuntarily displaced by natural disaster or government action; homeless; families with minor children; resident of Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, or Williamson County; current HACA RAD tenant.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website or call the office at (512) 832-6349.

Last Updated on 11/17/2018.

Closed: Pathways at Georgian Manor Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at Pathways at Georgian Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 4, 2019, until December 13, 2019. 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:

  • Involuntarily Displaced Family: Families displaced as a result of natural disaster or government action within the last six months. Certification from a unit of government concerning displacement due to natural disaster or certification from a unit of government concerning displacement due to code enforcement or public improvement/development or displacement by inaccessibility of a unit is required to grant this preference..
  • Disability/Handicap: The head, co-head or spouse must be disabled. Verification from a medical professional or verification of disability benefits is required to grant this preference.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA website, as of December 4, 2019. Affordable Housing Online was unable to reach a HACA representative to obtain additional information.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Austin, Texas.

Last Updated on 12/13/2019.

Closed: Pathways at Booker T Washington Apartments, Pathways at Lakeside Apartments, and Pathways at Meadowbrook Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) waiting list for Studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Pathways at Booker T Washington Apartments, Pathways at Lakeside Apartments, and Pathways at Meadowbrook Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on December 13, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The following bedroom sizes were open for each community:

  • Pathways at Booker T Washington Apartments – two, three and four bedrooms
  • Pathways at Lakeside Apartments – all bedroom sizes (Studio, one, two, three and four bedrooms)
  • Pathways at Meadowbrook Apartments – two, three and four bedrooms

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly: The head, co-head or Spouse must be 62 years or older
  • Involuntarily Displaced Family: Families displaced as a result of natural disaster or government action within the last six months. Certification from a unit of government concerning displacement due to natural disaster or certification from a unit of government concerning displacement due to code enforcement or public improvement/development or displacement by inaccessibility of a unit is required to grant this preference.
  • Disability/Handicap: The head, co-Head or spouse must be disabled. Verification of disability from a medical professional or verification of disability benefits is required to grant this preference.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA website, as of December 4, 2019. Affordable Housing Online was unable to reach a HACA representative to obtain additional information.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Austin, Texas.

Last Updated on 12/13/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of the City of Austin offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Austin can be found on its website at http://www.hacanet.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Austin may be available by phone at (512) 477-4488. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://austin.ourpha.com/applicants/Public/Login/Login.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/04/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Austin 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 the City of Austin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Austin manages 5,256 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,613 80 2 85 435 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $875 $1,063 $541 $805 $646 $675
Monthly Cost $4,036,248 $85,015 $1,082 $68,406 $280,803 $20,235

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Austin

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 7% having issued approximately 771 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,734 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 the City of Austin voucher holders in 2016 was $415 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $884. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $195.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Meadowbrook Courts

1105 W Live Oak St
Austin, Texas

Lakeside Apartments

85 Trinity St
Austin, Texas

Pathways at Gaston Place

1941 Gaston Pl
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Bouldin Oaks

1005 Cumberland Rd
Austin, Texas

Thurmond Heights

801 Thurmond St
Austin, Texas

Pathways at North Loop Apartments

2300 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Pathways at Northgate

9120 Northgate Blvd
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rio Lado Apartments

2989 E 51st St
Austin, Texas

Chalmers Courts

1638 E 2nd St
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rosewood Courts

1143 Salina St
Austin, Texas

Santa Rita Courts

2401 Santa Rita St
Austin, Texas

Booker T. Washington Ter.

905 Bedford St
Austin, Texas

Pathways at Georgian Manor

110 Bolles Cir
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Pathways at Shadowbend Ridge

6328 Shadow Bend
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Pathways at Manchaca Village

3628 Menchaca Road
Austin, Texas
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Family & Senior