The Housing Authority of Travis County’s (HATC) housing choice voucher program is a federally funded program created to help very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary rent.
Once approved, the participant is free to choose any housing within Travis County that meets our quality and safety requirements, so long as the owner/landlord agrees to rent under the program. This could be the family’s present residence, or a new residence.
A percentage of rent is paid to the landlord directly by HATC on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount covered by the program. Usually, this is 30% of their monthly adjusted income.
HATC uses a waiting list to award the funds to eligible individuals and families. Names are selected from the waiting list randomly, as vouchers become available.
If you’re selected, housing specialists will review your eligibility by
If you were not selected (due to a lack of spaces), you’ll have to resubmit your pre-application once our waitlist opens again.