Voucher Programs

Programs include the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, commonly known as the Section 8 program, and Special Programs which target specific groups.


  1. Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
  2. Set Aside Homeless Voucher Program (SHVP)
  3. Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) Program
  4. Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program
  5. Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD) Program
  6. Mainstream Program



SAHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) offers the opportunity for low-income families to rent from a landlord in the private rental market. A family issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.

Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) Program

The Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) program provides rental voucher assistance to homeless individuals through collaboration among different organizations. After Haven for Hope refers applicants to the City of San Antonio, the City screens applicants to ensure they meet all criteria and forward the application packets to SAHA. Upon selection from the waiting list, the applicant is notified by SAHA to schedule an eligibility appointment. Case Management and Supportive Services are provided by Haven for Hope. Individuals interested in the program should contact a Haven for Hope Intake Representative at 210.220.2100.

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. Individuals interested in the program should contact Ramón Garcia with the local VA at 210.616.9915.

Set Aside Homeless Voucher (SHVP) Program

When the applicant’s name reaches the top of the waitlist for a particular community, they will be contacted by mail, to begin the eligibility processing. The information the applicant provided to SAHA will be verified for accuracy and eligibility.

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. For more information on this program, call 210.477.6231.