Notable Achievements

2021

2021 NAHRO AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

Centralized HOPE Distribution
Community Development Initiatives

COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance
Community Development Initiatives

COVID-19 Emergency Response
Communications and Public Affairs

ConnectHomeSA Computer Distribution
Community Development Initiatives

Food Distribution During COVID-19
Communications and Public Affairs

Meals on Wheels Weekend Delivery
Community Development Initiatives

SAHA Website Redesign
Communications and Public Affairs

#WEARESAHA Campaign
Communications and Public Affairs


2021 NAHRO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

A/C for Public Housing Initiative
Communications and Public Affairs

Artisan at Ruiz
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

COVID-19 Set-Aside Voucher Program
Federal Housing Programs

East Meadows II Project Design
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Education Investment Foundation (EIF) Back-To-School Drive-Through Event
Community Development Initiatives

Featured

Back-To-School Drive-Thru Event

Community Development Initiatives

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, all traditional resident events were canceled. To continue traditional education-related events, the Education Investment Foundation (EIF) implemented a series of curbside events throughout the month of August 2020. Since they were unable to host annual back-to-school fairs at their public housing properties, they hosted a “drive-thru” curbside school supply distribution at their headquarters.

A/C for Public Housing Initiative

Communications and Public Affairs

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) installed 2,400 air conditioning units in 22 of its public housing communities across the city in an effort to provide cooling ahead of the summer. SAHA established a public-private partnership with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, the City of San Antonio, philanthropist Gordon Hartman, and Texas State Representative Diego Bernal to secure $1.5 million in funding to provide public housing complexes with air conditioning. Now all SAHA public housing communities have both heating and air conditioning to withstand extreme temperatures.

Artisan at Ruiz

Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

SAHA was the recipient of 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in July 2018 for Artisan at Ruiz. The proposed $21 million development with have 102 units, all designated affordable (11 units at 30 percent AMI, 41 units at 50 percent AMI, and 50 units at 60 percent AMI). About 90 percent of the residents will earn incomes between $30,000 and $41,000 annually.

2020

2020 NAHRO AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

Garcia Street Urban Farm | Community Revitalization category
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Garcia Street Urban Farm | Resident and Client Services category
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Phillis Wheatley Park
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Jobs Plus 
Community Development Initiatives

Family Self Sufficiency – Financial Literacy 
Community Development Initiatives

HUD Jobs Plus – Mega Job Fair
Community Development Initiatives

Parenting With A Purpose
Community Development Initiatives

Mother’s Day Celebration
Community Development Initiatives

Using Google Forms to Create a Risk Assessment Tool
Internal Audit

Eligibility Process
Federal Housing Programs

SABOR Training
Federal Housing Programs

Public Housing Lease Re-design
Federal Housing Programs

“Walk with a Manager” Community Initiative
Federal Housing Programs

Problem Solving Planner-Community Safety Guide
Security

Resident Key Security
Beacon Communities

Funding the Gap (Property Management 101 style)
Beacon Communities

Energy Improvements Through Weatherization
Beacon Communities

Keep it Clean—Housekeeping Training
Beacon Communities

Using Technology to Overcome Information Barriers
Policy & Planning

Legal and Efficient Data-sharing with Schools
Policy & Planning


2020 NAHRO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

Garcia Street Urban Farm | Community Revitalization category
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Garcia Street Urban Farm | Resident and Client Services category
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Phillis Wheatley Park
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Eligibility Process & Excellence
Federal Housing Programs

“Walk with a Manager” Community Initiative
Federal Housing Programs

 

2019

2019 TEXAS NAHRO

Media Recognition

Annual Report

Best Newsletter

Management Person of the Year
Victoria Febus

Administrative Person of the Year
Michaelle Finch

Resident of the Year
Marvin Lampkins

Maintenance Person of the Year
Hector Romero

 

2019 NAHRO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Walking School Bus at Cassiano Homes
Community Development Initiatives

Wheatley Park Senior Living Project Design
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

 

OTHER

2019 Audrey Nelson Award (National Community Development Association)
Awarded to the City of San Antonio for its collaboration with the San Antonio Housing Authority on the East Meadows Apartments project.


2019 NAHRO AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

BiblioTech East
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Digital Ambassadors
Community Development Initiatives

Family Self Sufficiency Graduations
Community Development Initiatives

Parent Leadership Academy
Partnership with Alamo Colleges, SAISD
Community Development Initiatives

TEAMSS Project
Community Development Initiatives

Compliance Protocol
Beacon Communities

Maintenance Safety Program
Beacon Communities

MOU Creating Additional
Affordable Housing Units
Partnership with SAMMs
Beacon Communities

Mozilla Solar Mesh Win
Innovative Technology

“Being a Good Neighbor” Community Collaboration
Federal Housing Programs

Operation Cooperation:
LEAPS, SAFFE, PRIDE, SWEAR
Security

SMARTI.SAHA.org Microsite
Communications and Public Affairs

Housing Policy Charrette
Partnership with Mayor’s Housing Summit
Policy and Planning

Comprehensive Re-Roofing at Various Properties
Construction Services & Sustainability

Dr. Charles Andrews Rehabilitation
Construction Services & Sustainability

Prospect Hill On-Site Recertifications
Federal Housing Programs

2018

2018 NAHRO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

East Meadows – Project Design (WINNER)
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

San Antonio Housing Authority and UHS Collaboration
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

ConnectHome
Community Development Initiatives

Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program
Construction Services & Sustainability

Cyber Security Awareness Battling Human Error (WINNER)
Innovative Technology

 

2018 NAHRO AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

East Meadows – Innovative Affordable Housing
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Blueridge Energy Efficient Homes
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

SAHA and Transit Collaboration
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

SAHA & City of San Antonio Public Improvements
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

SAHA Collaborates with Animal Care
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Tomorrow for Teens Career Camp
Community Development Initiatives


2018 TEXAS NAHRO

Management Person of the Year
Hanna Hunter

Maintenance Person of the Year
Keith Winsett

Media Award
Collaborating with the San Antonio Express-News on Peggy O’Hare’s 2017 feature entitled “Housing Authority Has Big Plans for Alazan Courts.”

 

OTHER

Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society Challenge (Mozilla and the National Science Foundation)
Third place ($100,000) in the Smart Community Networks Challenge with Solar Mesh & Reengineered
Technology Innovation (SMARTI)

2017

2017 NAHRO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

Workforce on Wheels (WOW) Bus
Community Development Initiatives

Measuring Crime in Federal Housing with a Geographic Information System
Security

Home Buyer Readiness Education Workshops
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

In-Kind Donations
Community Development Initiatives

Resurgence Collaborative
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization


2017 NAHRO AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

Assisted Housing Programs Dashboard
Federal Housing Programs

AHP Neighborhood
HCV Program Participant Newsletter
Federal Housing Programs

Building a Virtual home.saha.org with Google Sites
Innovative Technology

Database for Assisted Housing Compliance Testing
Internal Audit

Using GIS to Map Resident Relocations
Development Services & Neighborhood Revitalization

Self-Implemented Energy Performance Contract
Construction Services & Sustainability

Galesburg Rehabilitation
Construction Services & Sustainability

Sahara Ramsey Repairs and Exterior Improvements
Construction Services & Sustainability

ConnectHome San Antonio
Community Development Initiatives

Section 3 Job Referral Program
Procurement