The HATC Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit subsidiary of the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) established to further its vision to develop vibrant communities which enhance and improve lives through the delivery of optimal programming and supportive services.


The HATC Foundation current focus is on these key Initiatives: Empowerment, Youth and Family Development, and a Resident Scholarship Program.

Resident Council

Each public housing development has a governing body, the Resident Council. Members are elected by residents to perform a number of tasks, including planning events and activities, fundraising, and addressing resident concerns. They serve as advocates for residents and encourage improvements in maintenance and physical conditions, public safety, and support services for residents.

Each council helps to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the provision of services and works with public and private agencies to obtain additional resources.
The Resident Council meets monthly to discuss resident issues and concerns, get updates from Housing Authority staff, and other planning activities.

The Housing Authority of Travis County provides Resident Council officers with training to help ensure that the councils are well governed and adhere to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's requirements for council membership.

Resident Council By Laws

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Resident Council Application

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Resident Council Nominating Committee Application

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Resident Success Stories

The HATC Foundation will highlight accomplishments by residents such as obtaining a career and/or accomplishing educational goals. The HATC Foundation hopes to inspire and encourage other residents by sharing "Resident Success Stories” within the community

Join Us

If you wish to become a donor, please click the "Donate" button below to make your contribution online. If you wish to donate in person, or by check, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Contact Us

Please direct any questions to:

Patrick Howard, Executive Director
(512) 854-8245

Housing Authority of Travis County
502 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 106B
Austin, Texas 78752