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What is Public Housing?
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Public Housing is subsidized assistance for residents of SAHA-owned properties. SAHA manages and maintains dwelling units. These rental units are located at 73 developments throughout San Antonio, and are available to eligible low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities.

How affordable is Public 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 income or
- Flat Rent (varies by property as determined by market survey)


Bexar County
Median Income is $60,800


FY2012
Income
Limit
Area
No. of Persons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Extremely
Low
30%
Income
Limits
$12,800 $14,600 $16,450 $18,250 $19,750 $21,200 $22,650 $24,100
Very Low-
50%
Income
Limits
$21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,000 $37,700 $40,150
Low
80%
Income Limits
$34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250


NOTE: NOTE: Bexar County is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX HUD Metro FMR Area, so all information presented here applies to all of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX HUD Metro FMR Area. The San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: Bandera County, TX ; Bexar County, TX ; Comal County, TX ; Guadalupe County, TX ; and Wilson County, TX .

For details on the calculation steps for each of the various parameters, please click the “Median Income” column heading or the Income Limits row labels (“Very Low-Income (50%) Limits”, “Extremely Low-Income (30%) Limits”, and “Low-Income (80%) Limits").

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2012 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For a detailed account of how this area is derived please see our associated FY 2012 Fair Market Rent documentation system.


How Long a Wait for Public Housing?
As of February 2, 2012 there was a total of 18,262 applicants on the public housing waiting list.  Applicants are placed on one of three lists of their choice (family, elderly/disabled, accessible) according to unit size, and date and time of application.  The current waiting period for a unit can be anywhere from 3 – 36 months depending on availability and bedroom size.  (See Application Process-on steps to apply).


BEDROOM SIZE & LIST


APPROXIMATE WAITING TIME *

0-1, ACCESSIBLE

12-18 MONTHS

2, ACCESSIBLE

12-18 MONTHS

3, ACCESSIBLE

9-12 MONTHS

4, ACCESSIBLE

12-18 MONTHS

5, ACCESSIBLE

N/A

 

 

0-1, ELDERLY

12-18 MONTHS

2, ELDERLY

12-18 MONTHS

3, ELDERLY

18-24 MONTHS

4, ELDERLY

N/A

5, ELDERLY

N/A

 

 

0-1 FAMILY

32+ MONTHS

2, FAMILY

24-30 MONTHS

3, FAMILY

18-24 MONTHS

4, FAMILY

24-30 MONTHS

5, FAMILY

24-30 MONTHS


* Waiting time is determined by Date & Time Pre-application is received by the SAHA Admissions & Occupancy Department



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