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

Nov. 19, 2018 Postmarks

Registered in Texas
"...for People, Mobile Beacon, El Buen Samaritano, Foundation Communities, HACA, and the Literacy Coalition. This event will come just..."

Feb. 24, 2018 Postmarks

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
"...by 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

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

The Devil in the Details
Council faces a daunting slate of work sessions
"...for a while, and CM Zimmerman routinely objects to HACA initiatives, especially those involving U.S. Housing and Urban Development..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District 10: Taxes and Turnout
"...and she was the chair of the Housing Authority (HACA) board in the Nineties...."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

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

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

Civics 101
"...HACA Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Open See "Section 8..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Column

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

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

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 9-16
"...PUBLIC HEARING on the Housing Authority's annual plan. 11am. HACA Central Office, 1124 S. I-35. www.hacanet.org. Wednesday15..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Feature

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

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

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

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

The Forgotten Storm
One year later, Rita's invisible evacuees still wait in the shadow of Katrina
"...opened up its wait list, and she's also on HACA's waiting list for public housing. While she continues to..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

After the Storm
Austin's Louisiana exiles remain suspended between before and after
"...6,600 other people also signed up, said Lisa Garcia, HACA's vice-president of assisted housing, who added that there's no..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Housing Authority of the city of Austin. Since 2001, HACA has been awarding $50,000 in college scholarships to worthy..."

July 7, 2006 News Feature

Section 8 Wait List Opening Soon
Housing Authority of Austin's wait list open July 11-13, 2006[*NOTE]
"...authority, "must provide proof of age or disability to HACA within 30 calendar days of the application." Note to..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature

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Our readers talk back.
"...resources for its residents. Anyone wanting more information about HACA and how to obtain housing can call 477-4488 or..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Column

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