NEW: 30-day Public Comment Period Extended to March 26 +

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) will open the public comment period for the 2019–2020 MTW Agency Plan. The 30-day comment period begins on February 15, 2019 and ends on March 26, 2019. All comments must be received by 5:00 pm on March 26, 2019.

Comments on the proposed changes may be delivered by electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments may also be physically delivered to the attention of Policy & Planning at SAHA Central Office at 818 S. Flores St., 78204.

SAHA will hold one public hearing to receive both oral and written comments. This hearing is not an appointment. It is not mandatory that you attend. The date, time and location of the hearing are below: 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2 p.m.
1011 S. Brazos, San Antonio, TX 78207

Documents are available for viewing below as well as in-person at SAHA Central Office: 818 S. Flores St., San Antonio, 78204.

Proposed 2019-2020 MTW Agency Plan
MTW Plan 
Section 1: Introduction + 
Section 2: Housing Stock Information +
Section 3: Proposed New MTW Activities +
Section 4: Approved MTW Activities +
Section 5: Sources & Uses +
Section 6: Administrative and Appendices +

Please see the below links for a summary of changes to the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, which serve to establish policies for administering the programs in a manner consistent with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) requirements, and local goals and objectives contained in SAHA's agency plan.

If you have any questions or comments about the changes below, please submit them through this form.

Summary Changes: Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) + 
Summary Changes: Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan (Admin. Plan) + 

Dated: February 15, 2019

(Dated: March 4, 2019)

MTW Activity 19-1 Local Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) Implementation
Click here for additional resources including definitions of terms and maps of the proposed changes.


SAHA is pleased to be one of 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the Moving to Work designation, which provides agencies with the flexibility to design and test innovative approaches to enhance the agency’s programs. The MTW designation also seeks to decrease federal spending with additional funding flexibility through a combination of public housing operating subsidy, capital fund program (CFP) grants, and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program subsidy – all under a single fund block grant.

The program’s flexibility is designed to achieve MTW’s three statutory goals:

  1. Increase self-sufficiency opportunities for families through job training, educational and employment programs
  2. Reduce expenses and achieve cost effectiveness by improving overall agency efficiencies
  3. Increase housing choices for low-income families


MTW Fact Sheet


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Approved 2018–2019 MTW Agency Plan +

Draft FY2017 MTW Report
Click here to view

FY2016 MTW Report
Click here to view

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Moving to Work Federal Research Advisory Committee

In 2016, David Nisivoccia, SAHA Interim President and CEO tasked Ed Hinojosa, Chief Financial Officer, to represent SAHA on the Moving to Work (MTW) federal Research Advisory Committee.

The 15-person committee, formed in June, is charged with offering independent advice to HUD on how to approach specific aspects of the seven-year expansion of the Department’s MTW Demonstration. Last year, through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Congress directed HUD to expand MTW to include an additional 100 high-performing public housing authorities over the next seven years. In addition, Congress called upon HUD to establish a federal research advisory committee.

SAHA is one of only 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the MTW designation from HUD. This designation provides agencies with administrative and programmatic flexibilities to test innovative, locally-designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies. MTW gives housing agencies exemptions from many existing requirements associated with their public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, as well as more flexibility with how they use their federal funds.