Public Notices              

Proposed Utility Allowance Schedule Changes

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is requesting public comment on changes to our Utility Allowance schedule.  This proposed change to the utility allowance will also result in changes to our  Flat Rent Schedule for all public housing units.  If approved by the Board of Commissioners, the new schedules would go into effect on May 1, 2017. 

HACA will receive written comments regarding the proposed changes during a thirty-day public comment period to commence March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.  All written comments are to be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Attn:  Vice President of Housing and Community Development
1124 S IH 35
Austin, TX  78704

Or emailed to:  executive@hacanet.org

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin Board of Commissioners will vote on the adoption of the proposed schedules on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the HACA Central Office located at 1124 S. IH 35.  The date, location and time of the meeting is subject to change.  See the HACA website at www.hacanet.org for updates.  A forum will be available during Citizens Communication to voice your concerns.

If you have any questions pertaining to the proposed revisions, please call (512) 477-4488.

Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy


  • 2016 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy- (PDF)
  • Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy as of 8/24/2016- (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy as of 6/13/2016- (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy- (PDF)

  • Housing Choice Voucher Program


    Board Meetings

    Public Housing

    Closing of Property-Specific Public Housing Waiting Lists

    Due to high demand for public and affordable housing in the Austin community, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has received a high volume of applications for placement on the public housing waiting list at HACA properties. Due to estimated wait times greater than 36 months, HACA will be closing the following property-specific public housing waiting lists effective 5 p.m. CST April 20, 2017:

    Please refer to the document below for details.

    Closing of Property-Specific Public Housing Waiting Lists (PDF)

    Draft Annual PHA Plan

    Draft 2017 Annual PHA Plan (PDF)

    Flat Rent Schedule

    Re-Opening of the Public Housing One-Bedroom Waiting List and Online Property-Specific Application Process

    The Housing Authority of the City of Austin reopened its Public Housing One-Bedroom waiting list effective July 20, 2016.  The waiting lists for all other bedroom sizes (two, three, four, and five bedrooms) are currently open and will remain open until further notice. Individuals interested in applying for public housing may visit www.austin.apply4housing.com to submit a pre-application.  Paper pre-application forms are no longer accepted. 

    Additionally, applicants may now choose which HACA public housing property/properties they wish to apply for.  For more information about HACA’s 18 public housing properties, please visit www.hacanet.org/communities

    The Housing Authority of the City of Austin does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act. It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

    Proposed Revisions to the 2016 PHA Annual Plan

    The Housing Authority of the City of Austin Board of Commissioners voted on the adoption of these policies on August 24, 2016 at noon at the HACA Central Office, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704.