Created in 1975 by Resolution of the Travis County Commissioner’s Court, and governed under the guise of Chapter 392 of the Texas Local Government Code, the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) provides safe, decent, and sanitary housing for low-income families in Travis County. The HATC currently operates and maintains 105 HUD public housing units and authorizes the issuance of 568 housing choice vouchers. In addition, HATC receives Continuum of Care grants from HUD to provide rental assistance to homeless individuals with disabilities and their families in connection with matching supportive services funded through other sources. The HATC owns an affordable family development (non-public housing) and an affordable seniors’ development (non-public housing) with 16 and 33 units, respectively.
The Strategic Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), a discretely presented component unit of the Housing Authority, according to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), serves the mission of the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) by acting as its primary development corporation. The SHFC works with private developers and public entities to research and create opportunities to build new affordable housing. The Strategic Housing Finance Corporation issues bonds and utilizes Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance its housing acquisitions and new developments.