ABOUT SAHA

THE SAN ANTONIO HOUSING AUTHORITY

Who We Serve

  • Provides housing assistance to over 65,000 children, adults and senior citizens
  • More than 50% of the individuals served are under the age of 18
  • Nearly one-half of our client heads of households are elderly or disabled
  • Families in SAHA’s federally-funded rental assistance programs earn an average
  • income of less than $12,500 annually

Affordable Housing Programs

  • Public Housing: Own and manage 6,254 public housing units at 70 properties
  • Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8): Administer rental vouchers to 13,922
  • San Antonio families, through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and other related special programs
  • Mixed-Income Housing: Provide 7,038 mixed-income units at 46 properties through our non-profit entities and partnerships

Supportive Services Through Partnerships

  • SAHA partners with more than 35 social service agencies to provide education, training and medical services for our clients
  • The Moving-to-Work program focuses on promoting self-suffciency, achieving agency program effciencies and increasing housing choices for low-income residents in San Antonio

Impact On The Local Economy

  • Annual operating budget of $185.7 million
  • Leverages $151.4 million annually in federal resources; $91.3 million in direct payments to private property owners (landlords)
  • Employs more than 500 individuals with an annual payroll of $33.1 million
  • Contracts with over 200 consultants, contractors and vendors annually totaling $30.5 million
  • In the last five years, 1,215 new housing units in mixed-income communities have been built with a value of $159 million
  • Existing real estate assets valued at over $500 million