Workforce Development

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin partners with several key organizations to provide training, education and job placement assistance. Each program is free to residents, and many are located in HACA community rooms for convenient access. HACA also provides bus passes and child care reimbursement for qualified residents.
For more information please contact the on-site Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries provides computer training, customer service skills training, job search and job placement services. Goodwill is located in East Austin at Rosewood Courts at 1143 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78702 and at Booker T. Washington at 905-A Bedford Street, Austin, TX 78702. For information please call your Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator or call Goodwill at 480-0772, 474-2681 or 476-4761.

Austin Academy

Austin Academy provides Workplace Competency courses designed for specific job training and workplace skills, obtaining your GED and Adult Basic Education. Orientations are held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Morning and evening classes are available. Austin Academy has a new location at 1640-B East 2nd Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78702. For information please contact your Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator or call Austin Academy at 326-8655.

Austin Community College

Austin Community College offers Adult Basic Education, GED preparation and ESL classes. For information please contact your Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator or contact ACC Adult Education office at 223-7532. Registration is handled at each site and walk-ins are welcome.

Child Care Reimbursement

HACA has two programs for providing childcare assistance for qualified public housing residents that are enroll in an economic self sufficiency program and working, attending school or a job training program, or actively seeking employment. Contact your Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator for more information.

Skillpoint Alliance

Skillpoint Alliance provides industry-specific job skills and computer skills training to prepare residents for successful careers. Program offerings include basic and advanced computer courses, and certification programs that prepare residents for entry-level employment in the health care, manufacturing and construction industries. HACA public housing residents are welcome to access computer classes and job training free of charge. Contact your Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency Specialist/Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator or call Skillpoint at (512) 323-6773 for more information.