SECTION 8

SAHA administers 13,417 rental vouchers, which offer the opportunity to choose affordable rental housing throughout the San Antonio area. This freedom to choose allows the family to obtain affordable housing outside areas of poverty.  It also offers participants a chance to improve their quality of like by selecting a location that provided access to greater employment opportunities and better schools. 

What is the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program?
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SAHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program offers the opportunity for low-income families to choose affordable rental housing within Bexar County. Freedom of choice enables the family to obtain affordable housing outside areas of high poverty concentration. It also offers participants a chance for a better quality of life by providing access to greater employment opportunities, access to better schools and after-school programs.

Information on the assisted housing programs can be provided through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through tenant/landlord media such as SAHA’s landlord newsletter, “The Proprietor” or SAHA’s client newsletter, “Our Neighbors.”

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If you do not have access to a computer, call: 210-477-6262 or fax 210-477-6206.

HOURS: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

How affordable is Section 8 Housing?
Rent Payment: The formula used in determining rental payment is the highest of the following:

  • 30% of monthly adjusted income (after allowed deductions)
  • 10% of monthly gross income
  • $50 minimum rent

Bexar County
Area Median Income is $58,800

FY2014 Income
Limit Area

No. of Persons

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Extremely Low
30% Income Limits

$12,400

$14,150

$15,900

$17,650

$19,100

$20,500

$21,900

$23,300

Very Low
50% Income Limits

$20,600

$23,550

$26,500

$29,400

$31,800

$34,150

$36,500

$38,850

Low
80% Income Limits

$32,950

$37,650

$42,350

$47,050

$50,850

$54,600

$58,350

$62,150

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2011 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas.

For a detailed account of how this area is derived, click here for the associated FY 2011 Fair Market Rent documentation system.

How Long a Wait for Section 8 Housing?
The Waiting List is open To apply please click here.

Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan
To view the 2011 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan, click here.

Payment Standards


PAYMENT STANDARD SCHEDULE

Effective
June 1, 2012

0
Bedroom


Bedroom


Bedroom


Bedroom

4
Bedroom

5
Bedroom

6
Bedroom

Payment Standard

$582

$648

$800

$1,032

$1,253

$1,441

$1,629

Utilities Allowances
Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities and other Services

Click here to view allowances table