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The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)
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Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA’s) pre-application for the Public Housing, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Rental-Assistance Voucher programs. For more details on HACA programs, property locations and eligibility requirements, please visit


To begin your application, please select the green “start here” box below. You must complete the entire pre-application in order to be placed on a waiting list. During the completion of the pre-application, you will be provided a list of waiting lists for you to choose from. This list is based on the information you provide and the eligibility requirements for each open waiting list. Once your application is submitted, you will be given a confirmation number and information on how to manage your application moving forward.


  1. Full names
  2. Social Security Numbers (if applicable)
  3. Birth dates
  4. Estimated Gross Income
  5. Valid mailing address
  6. Valid email address

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The Head of Household must be 18 or older, or a legally emancipated minor.
  • The total household income must be below the income limits established by HUD.
  • At least one (1) person in the household must be an eligible citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

Final program eligibility will be determined when your name reaches the top of the waiting list.

Please visit for more details on eligibility requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: All of HACA’s housing programs have extensive waiting lists. Waiting time depends on the date and time of your application and waiting list preferences Waiting times vary from as little as 6 months to over 3 years.

For more immediate housing needs please see our website for additional community resources.

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities. The position below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504. Position: Vice President of Housing and Community Development; Address: 1124 S. IH 35 Austin, TX 78704; Telephone: (512) 477-4488; TTY: (800) 735-2989