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The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)
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The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)

Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA’s) pre-application for the Public Housing (PH), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV / Section 8) programs.


HACA administers one waiting list for the HCV program (formerly Section 8) and 18 waiting lists for its PH, LIHTC and PBRA properties. Below you will find a list of currently open waiting lists for all programs and instructions on how to complete a pre-application(s) for the waiting list(s) of your choice. Please visit https://www.hacanet.org/resident/ for more details on HACA programs, property locations and eligibility requirements.


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. The Head of Household must be 18 or older, or a legally emancipated minor.
  2. The total household income must be below the income limits established by HUD.
  3. 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.

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


To start your pre-application, please choose below which program you would like to apply for. You may apply for more than one program, but you must submit a separate pre-application for each one. Once your pre-application has been submitted, you will be provided a confirmation number. Please document this number for your records. You must complete and submit the entire pre-application before being placed on the waiting list. Only one pre-application for each list will be accepted. Please do not submit more than one pre-application for the same waiting list.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Please enter the date of birth for the Head of Household (required) (MM/DD/YYYY)

Date of birth

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Select the programs you want to apply to:

Please enter your SSN twice to get started:

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