The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is committed to reducing homelessness in San Antonio, through programs that provide affordable, quality housing for homeless individuals and families, while working with service providers on issues that affect their quality of life. Housing assistance combined with vital supportive services for individuals living with mental illness or other serious health problems significantly enhances housing stability, and numerous research studies have proven it is less costly than other forms of emergency and institutional care.
Moderate Rehabilitation Program (MOD)
Through the Moderate Rehabilitation Program (MOD), rent subsidy payments are provided to private property landlords for select rental units that have been rehabilitated under this program. These subsidies provide housing assistance homeless families as they transition into affordable housing. For more information on this program, call 210-477-6205.
Mod-Rehab Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
The Mod-Rehab Single Room Occupancy Program (SRO) is similar to the Moderate Rehabilitation Program (MOD) – rent subsidy payments are provided to private property landlords for rental units that have been rehabilitated under this program. The difference is the MOD program is for families, whereas the SRO program is for individuals. For more information on this program, call 210-477-6205.
Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program
The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program provides rental assistance and supportive services for homeless families and individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems due to alcohol or drug
dependencies, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases. Currently, SAHA is assisting 45 individuals or families through this program. In 2010, SAHA received a total of $1,249,764 for the program. The primary service provider contacts are Cecil King and Allan Cross at the Center for Health Care Services, 210-220-2561.
The Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) Program
The Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) program provides rental voucher assistance to homeless individuals, through a collaborative referral process. Haven for Hope refers applicants to the City of San Antonio after they have resided on the Haven for Hope campus for 30 days. The City of San Antonio then screens the applicants to ensure they have met all criteria and then forwards the application packets to SAHA. Eligible applicants are then placed on SAHA’s waiting list. Upon selection from the waiting list, based on HUD and SAHA guidelines, the applicant is notified by mail to schedule an eligibility appointment. A total of 400 vouchers have been allotted for the HSV program, and 295 individuals are currently being assisted. Individuals interested in the program should contact a Haven for Hope Intake Representative at 210-220-2100.
A total of 400 vouchers have been allotted for the HSV program, and 189 individuals are currently being assisted. Individuals interested in the program should contact a Haven for Hope Intake Representative at 210-220-2100. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to SAHA. A total of 240 vouchers have been allotted for the program, and 120 families are participating, with 79 vouchers still available.
Individuals interested in the program should contact Ramón Garcia with the local VA at 210-616-9915.