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HACA Digital Inclusion Plan Hits Two-Year Mark
Three public housing properties are now connected to high-speed internet, with a fourth on the horizon
"...As a teenager living in Manchaca Village housing complex, Christeen Wier and her family couldn't..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Closing the Digital Divide
Low-income housing gets cheap Google Fiber
"...Secretary Julián Castro and state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, HACA president and CEO Michael Gerber delivered the message outside..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

What's Wrong with Public Housing?
The remarkable turnaround of the city's Housing Authority
"...By the time HUD releases its scathing audit of HACA, new Executive Director Jim Hargrove has already started cleaning..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...maintain, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) plans to tear down most of the existing complex,..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

What's Next for Rosewood?
The transformation of Rosewood Courts is the centerpiece of a larger neighborhood plan
"...most buildings with a new mixed-income development. Michael Gerber, HACA's president, will reveal a final site plan in September...."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Katie Pearl Halloran

Connecting a Whole Community
Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide
"...Cas­tro and state Sen. Kirk Watson, in late November HACA President and CEO Michael Gerber announced yet another plan..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Housing Authority Won't Use Affordable-Housing Bond Money
HACA chooses to keep independent of city's $55 million in affordable housing bonds on November ballot
"...the City of Austin. It would make sense if HACA – which currently has a waiting list of 6,000..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Austin a Tech Mentor
City program to provide Internet to low-income families is ahead of the curve nationally
"...In November, HACA, Google Fiber, and around two dozen national and local..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rosewood Courts Historic-Zoning Talks Continue
Future uncertain for the first African-American public housing complex in the country
"...owners, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA), from moving forward with their redevelopment plan to increase..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Blame Abounds in King Shooting
The police shooting of a mentally ill East Austin woman has officers defending their actions and critics raising eyebrows.
"...armed with a butcher knife, and headed toward the HACA employee (whose name has not been released), who tripped..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Section 8 Reopens
Hurry up ... and wait!
"...has been whittled down from hours to minutes, because HACA has moved the process online. So those seeking to..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...up, having secured a court order preventing APD and HACA from destroying evidence in the case. In itself, this..."

June 21, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
" the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) – perhaps less, it notes, if Trump has his..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Rosewood Courts Vote Gets Pushback
HACA opposes historic zoning for entire complex
"...back away from historic zoning, as it would inhibit HACA's $60 million plan to redevelop the complex, opened in..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

No Room at the Complex
Renters scramble for housing as dirt churns on new condos
"...HousingWorks' Ferguson applauds HACA and its work but hopes AAHC's current focus on..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Pointing Fingers
Local NAACP leaders recently announced the results of their inquiry into the June shooting death of 23-year-old Sophia King, leveling much of the responsibility on the Housing Authority of the city of Austin.
"...a "recommendation [to] and indictment [of]" the housing authority. HACA should beef up security measures and acknowledge residents' various..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Samsung-Adjacent Affordable Housing Complex Is Probably Not Cheap Enough for Factory Workers
What does “affordable” really mean?
"...for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) told the Chronicle that Parmer residents could get rental..."

Oct. 16, 2023 News Post by Mae Lackey

Council Recap: A Big Step Forward in St. John, but Much Work Remains
Greystar, HACA selected to redevelop Home Depot site
"...and retail would have surface parking. The Greystar and HACA proposal beat out five other bids for development on..."

July 30, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Will COVID-19 Strike the Census?
How Austin is adjusting its strategy to ensure every resident gets counted
"...Coaches" – trained census ambassadors who went door-to-door at HACA properties answering their neighbors' questions about the census, why..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King and Austin Sanders

Giving Thanks
" to keep her abreast of the issues. Apparently HACA ran out of money (this is where your affordable..."

Nov. 19, 2018 Postmarks

Landlords Sue to Block Section 8 Renters
Austin Apartment Association fights Council's ban on source-of-income discrimination
"...8 vouchers, but the need is much greater. When HACA reopened the voucher program to new recipients in October..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Naked City
"...Heights on Lamar. At two hearings this week on HACA's five-year strategic plan, CEO Jim Hargrove tackled the issue..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature

Austinites in Section 8 Housing Eligible for Free Internet
Casting the internet wide enough for every Austinite
"...well-positioned to connect those residents to cheaper internet. And HACA residents can also receive a stipend for working as..."

April 22, 2023 News Post by Joelle DiPaolo

For St. Johns Neighbors, It’s Time to Weigh In
Plan for long-awaited development of Home Depot gets refined
" has also stated that it wants Grey­star and HACA to identify partnerships that address the city's "right to..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Council’s Back! Housing Highlights Mammoth Meeting
The return marks the first in-person meeting at City Hall in more than a year
"...authorizes staff to negotiate an agreement with Greystar and HACA that will return to Council for final approval. Council..."

July 30, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Pedestrian Safety
"...housing on Ben White at the Villages apartments. Currently HACA is negotiating with Cap Metro to get buses to..."

June 15, 2016 Postmarks

If Not Rosewood, Then Chalmers?
D3 CM would like to see Chalmers upgraded
"...If the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is unable to use a $300,000 U.S. Housing and..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Housing Authority Gets Free Google Fiber
City, Google aim to bridge digital divide
"...offering 4,300 public housing residents living in the 18 HACA developments across Austin a chance to take part in..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Housing Authority in Trouble With HUD
Federal audit says Housing Authority of the City of Austin could have to repay $588,130 to Department of Housing and Urban Development for overpayment of Section 8 vouchers
"..."It wasn't a surprise to us," HACA president James Hargrove admitted. "We knew that we would..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Sophia King: A Brief Chronology
A chronology of the life of Sophia King
"...her bicycle. No charges filed. King threatens lawsuit against HACA, and her behavior grows increasingly erratic and confrontational...."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature

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