Persons interested in participating in the public housing program must take the following steps:
Fill out a pre-application
A pre-application can be picked up at SAHA’s main office, or click the link to download an application
Applicants may also have the form mailed to them by calling (210) 477-6196
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San Antonio Housing Authority
Admission and Occupancy Department
818 S. Flores St.
San Antonio, Texas 78204
For more information, contact:
or by e-mail at: Ethel_Turner@saha.org
A Reasonable Accommodation ensures that persons with disabilities have full access to all SAHA programs and services. Any applicant or resident may at any time during the application process or tenancy, request a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled family to meet lease requirements or other requirements of tenancy [24 CFR 966.7(b)]. A reasonable accommodation may be a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common spaces.
Reasonable Accommodation form
Reasonable Accommodation form
Placed on the waiting list:
Once the pre-application applicants will be placed on a waiting list (family or elderly/mix). Any elderly person 62 years of age or older or a disabled individual may request to be placed on the Elderly/Mix Waiting List.
All Public Housing applicants will be required to attend a mandatory pre-occupancy orientation, as part of the eligibility and screening to help new program participants become familiar with the public housing program.
Final application/screening process: : When the applicant’s name comes up on the waiting list, they will be contacted by mail, to begin eligibility processing. The information provided to SAHA by the applicant will then be verified for accuracy and eligibility.
All adult family members must meet the following federal guidelines, and applicant screening criteria; SAHA will make the family a unit offer. The Offer will be to all available units in the appropriate bedroom size on a first come first served basis:
n Be a family as defined in SAHA’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy;
n Meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status;
n Meet the applicant selection criteria and complete a full application appointment;
n Meet the screening requirements related to criminal activity and have accepted prior rental history;
n Not have any family members engaged in any criminal activity that threatens the life, health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents, and not have any family members engaged in any drug-related criminal activity;
n Pay any money already owed to SAHA;
n Have an annual income that does not exceed income limits established by HUD (must not exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) based on family size). (Income limit chart is available on SAHA’s website or at the main office).
Once the screening process is completed, SAHA will offer all available units in the appropriate bedroom size on a first come first served basis.