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Austin's Housing Authority opens waitlist for 3 affordable housing complexes

An application deadline is set for Jan. 17.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is opening up its waitlists for three of the affordable housing complexes it is running,

Applications opened up at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

The properties include:

  • Pathways at Northloop – One and two bedroom
  • Pathways at Santa Rita Courts – One, two, three, four and five bedroom
  • Pathways at Thurmond Heights – One, two, three and four bedroom

According to its website, HACA has more than 5,400 Section 8 vouchers, also known as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), available. 

"Families in the HCV program have the choice and responsibility to select their own housing location within HACA’s jurisdiction and with a landlord that is willing to accept vouchers," the website states. "HCV participants pay between 30-40 percent of their monthly household income toward rent. The voucher covers the rest of the rent and sends the payment directly to the landlord."

Once the deadline passes, a lottery system will then be used to randomly select the expected number of households for "anticipated vacancies over the next 12 months." The selected applications will then be placed on the waiting list.

Click here to learn more and to apply.

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