Austin Pathways

Board of Commissioners

Our Mission

Austin Pathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes education and general welfare of low-income Austinites in subsidized housing programs.

Our History

In 2010, the HACA Scholarship Foundation was created as a permanent endowment fund for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) scholarship program and to bolster supportive community services for public housing residents and participants in its other assisted housing programs. In 2014, its name was changed to Austin Pathways.

Our Programs

Scholarship Program
Since 2000, the scholarship program has helped make higher education accessible. More than 265 low-income residents have received a total of $820,600 in renewable scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarship recipients include current high school seniors, current students of post-secondary education, and adults attending college for the first time from both public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.

Supportive Community Services
Supportive community services are essential to helping low-income families realize their goals of self-sufficiency. In conjunction with affordable housing, HACA staff help clients build assets, attain higher education and start meaningful careers. These efforts are made possible through the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s Community Development staff and a robust group of community partners, including Any Baby Can, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Communities in Schools, Family Eldercare, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, LifeWorks, Skillpoint Alliance and YWCA, among many others.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Austin Pathways is growing each day and has many sponsorship opportunities available. The video below provides an update on construction of the Henry Flores Education and Training Center at HACA's Meadowbrook Apartments. The anticipated completion date is late fall 2014. If you would like to contribute to furnishing the Center by way of donated materials, through the naming of rooms or by other means, please contact us at (512) 767-7725 or

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