To provide access to affordable, quality housing, and achieve self-sufficiency through education and collaborative partnerships, for all residents of our community.


Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality affordable housing that is well-managed and responsive of the needs of the community;
People: Improve health safety, employment, mobility, and educational outcomes with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

Community: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in our community to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools and commercial activity that are important to families’ quality of life.

WELCOME TO HACB Mr. Patricio Sampayo, Board Chairman

Welcome to the new website for the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville (HACB).  We are proud to launch this new website to provide better and more up-to-date information to our clients and to the Brownsville community.  HACB was established in 1938, and ground was broken for the Buena Vida Development on November 3, 1939.  The HACB currently serves 938 families in the Public Housing Program and 2,208 families in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  We also offer Family Self-Sufficiency Programs for our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants to promote self-sufficiency through education and employment.  HACB is the largest Housing Authority in the Rio Grande Valley and we are proud to have earned “High Performer” status from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for both the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs.

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Community Resources

The community resource page links you to a variety of services offered by our partners. We hope you will find the information on this site useful when searching for help. Learn More

Find Housing

The HACB has partnered with www.Gosection8.com , which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties on line. To find a rental unit, please click here. To list your rental properties, please click here.

Report Housing Fraud

The Brownsville Housing Authority (HACB) is committed to combating fraud, waste and program abuse and encourages all staff, program participants, and the public to report such activities.
Fraud Hotline : 1-800-347-3735