For the first time since 2006, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) will open its Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list on October 22 through 29.
In contrast to past years, now the pre-application process will be available online only at austin.apply4housing.com. Applicants can apply online at any time—day or night—between October 22 and 29 using any device with internet access, including a smart phone. To provide applicants with equal access to the pre-application process, HACA has partnered with a number of groups, businesses and community organizations across the Austin area to provide internet access.
Those who apply during the eight-day period are entered into a random lottery for an equal chance at one of the 2,500 available spots on the waiting list. Organizers say they expect the number of applicants to be between 20,000 and 40,000. For more information, call 888-262-3949.