Housing Authority of the City of Austin

1124 S. IH 35, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 477-4488



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About Housing Authority of the City of Austin

For more than 75 years, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has been a national leader in providing safe, healthy and affordable housing options in the Austin community. The first housing authority in the United States, HACA has been recognized as a “High Performer” for the last 13 years by the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development for its operations, as well as a perfect score of 104 in the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) that measures the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.

As a High Performing Housing Authority that assists over 18,000 Austinites, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) owns and operates 1,929 units of conventional public housing in 19 developments throughout Austin. Development sites range from high-rise apartments on Lady Bird Lake to small duplexes in residential neighborhoods. HACA also manages the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program that provides rental vouchers for more than 5,000 units of housing in Austin's private rental market.


Mission Statement

To cultivate sustainable affordable housing communities and
partnerships that inspire self-reliance, growth and optimism.

Program Summary for Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Housing Authority of the City of Austin is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing Authority of the City of Austin manages several funded programs and has a total of 1,771 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Housing Authority of the City of Austin administered a total of 5,808 Section 8 Vouchers. Housing Authority of the City of Austin currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Housing Authority of the City of Austin is located at 1124 S. IH 35, Austin, TX, 78704 and serves the city of Austin. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Housing Authority of the City of Austin at, (512) 477-4488 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Housing Authority of the City of Austin compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 14
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 5,808
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 1,771
Waiting list for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Williamson County, TX

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Williamson County, TX:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $27,250
  • $31,150
  • $35,050
  • $38,900
  • $42,050
  • $45,150
  • $48,250
  • $51,350
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $16,350
  • $18,700
  • $21,050
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $43,600
  • $49,800
  • $56,050
  • $62,250
  • $67,250
  • $72,250
  • $77,200
  • $82,200

2017 Fair Market Rents for Williamson County, TX

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Williamson County, TX:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$799 $968 $1195 $1619 $1948



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
TDHCA TDHCA Austin TX 574 N/A Open 3.74 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Travis County Housing Authority of Travis County Austin TX 568 105 Open 7.92 Miles Contact
Kyle Housing Authority Kyle Housing Authority Kyle TX N/A N/A Open 18.03 Miles Contact
Round Rock Housing Authority Round Rock Housing Authority Round Rock TX 68 100 Open 21.09 Miles Contact
Lockhart Housing Authority Lockhart Housing Authority Lockhart TX N/A N/A Open 23.32 Miles Contact
Elgin Housing Authority Elgin Housing Authority Elgin TX 85 29 Closed 24.65 Miles Contact

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Housing Authority of the City of Austin Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
1,929
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Williamson County Quick Facts

Population: 489,250
Persons Per Household: 2.82
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 20.3%
Homeownership Rate: 68.6%
Housing Units: 171,129
Yearly Income Per Person: $31,070
Median Household Income: $71,803