The Housing & Neighborhood Development Division administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships funding that the City receives from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition the division also administers City's bond funds and monitors Housing Successor agency covenants.
The division funds a wide array of programs and services, including rental assistance, home improvement grants and loans, street and sidewalk repairs, graffiti removal, affordable housing, domestic violence, youth counseling, and other social services.
Click on the links below to obtain information specific to the following programs:
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
Provides rental assistance to very low income residents.
Home Improvement Program
Provides financial assistance to low income property owners to make needed repairs in the form of loans or grants. Assistance may include the remodeling of a home to comply with building code and health requirements, fixing structural conditions, and other general improvements.
Career and Technical Training Scholarships
Funding for this program has been exhausted. More funding may become available July 1, 2017.
Affordable Housing for Special Needs
Using HOME funds, the City has partnered with Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment, Inc. to provide affordable housing opportunitites for developmentally disabled adults.
San Antonio Village Revitalization
The San Antonio Village area has been identified as a local target area under the City's Consolidated Plan. The City will be offering home owners and businesses opportunities to make improvements to their properties.
Water Efficient Landscape Designs
Want to save water? The City has developed six unique drought tolerant landscape designs. The designs will need to be adapted to fit your property's size and unique characteristics.
Housing Successor Agency
The division monitors the regulatory agreements of the Housing Successor and administers the Housing Bond Fund.
Plans and documents:
FY 2017/18 CDBG & HOME Annual Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan describes the activities that the City is proposing to carry out with CDBG & HOME funds during the 2017/18 fiscal year. The Plan was available for public review and comment until April 18, 2017. City Council adopted the Plan at a May 2, 2017 public hearing. The Plan will be transmitted to HUD after the City has received its final funding allocations.Click here for details.
Substantial Amendment to FY16/17 CDBG & HOME Annual Action Plan
On May 2, 2017, City Council adopted a substantial amendment to the FY16/17 CDBG & HOME Annual Action Plan. Click here for details.
2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER summarizes the City's progress in meeting the goals described in the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.
Fiscal Year 2016/17 Annual Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan describes the activities that the City plans to carry out with CDBG & HOME funds during the 2016/17 fiscal year.
2015-2020 Consolidated Plan
Using community input, the City develops a 5-Year Consolidated Plan which outlines housing, economic development and social service needs in the City and how the City plans to spend CDBG and HOME funds to address those needs.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Identifies barriers to equal housing access and develops solutions to mitigate or remove such impediments.