When opportunity knocks, the San Antonio Housing Authority answers. Transforming lives and communities through innovation, investment and compassion drives us. The spirit in the air, the sparkle in the eye, the heart-felt abrazo. That’s momentum.
This year’s annual report theme, Momentum, is fitting not only for our agency as a whole, but also for our residents and clients.
Jobs Plus participant Josephine Lopez, a single mother of three children, previously worked in the food service industry. In 2016, Josephine earned her medical assistant certification and is now employed in the robust healthcare industry with aspirations to become a registered nurse.
In 2015 and 2016, we assisted residents, like Josephine, by sustaining enrollment and engagement in self-sufficiency programs to over 1,900 individuals, with 40 percent of participants employed and the others involved in educational or job training activities. SAHA also increased housing choices for families by developing 295 new energy-efficient, mixed-income housing units at the Gardens at San Juan Square and East Meadows
As one of only 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the Moving to Work (MTW) designation, we are proud of these initiatives and more. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recognized SAHA with more than 20 awards in 2015 and 2016. We continued to form strong and innovative partnerships, like ConnectHome, to offer our residents more resources and equip them to be competitive in the digital economy.
Our dedicated Board of Commissioners and hard-working staff are committed to improving the quality of life of the children, families and seniors we serve. We welcomed five new, talented board members in 2016 who are working alongside staff to help San Antonio’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
At SAHA and for our clients, it’s been two years of hard work, progress and success. Thank you for your support of our vision to Create Dynamic Communities Where People Thrive. Enjoy our story—our tale of exceptional momentum.
Read about our successes here.