HUD awards San Antonio & Bexar County with $14.6 million in grants and 47 stability vouchers to address unsheltered homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced grants and stability vouchers to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. We are both humbled and honored to share that San Antonio & Bexar County was one of the 29 Continuum of Care (CoC) communities selected to receive this special round of funding, with $14.6 million in grants and 47 stability vouchers awarded through partnerships with Opportunity Home San Antonio and the Housing Authority of Bexar County (HABC).

At a community-wide press conference on Monday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg spoke on this momentous occasion, "These resources are now going to make it possible for hundreds, if not thousands, of San Antonio families to thrive. We are all in on ending the cycles that contribute to housing insecurity, lack of economic mobility, socioeconomic inequities, and generational poverty. We are ensuring we are putting our entire communities' strengths behind it!"

Watch the Press Conference Recording

We look forward to getting the new projects launched in the coming months to help our most vulnerable neighbors. Congrats to our partners at SA Hope Center, SAMMinistries, and Haven for Hope for getting projects funded. Some of the exciting programming we can expect to see is:

  • More permanent supportive housing resources for people experiencing chronic homelessness
  • Expansion of our SSI/SSDI Outreach & Access Recovery (SOAR) program to ensure people who are unsheltered have access to their benefit income and lower the strain on healthcare systems
  • An influx of housing vouchers and increased capacity to manage vouchers effectively
  • Additional funding for street outreach and housing navigation support
  • Additional rental assistance programs, transitional housing options, and infrastructure needs of our data system
View HUD's Press Release

We want to thank Mayor Ron Nirenberg, County Judge Peter Sakai, the Lived Expertise Advisory Board (LEAB), the CoC Board of Directors, and our dedicated network of community partners that made this opportunity possible. The SARAH team remains dedicated to our work to maximize our community's funding, coordination, and programming to ensure that everyone in San Antonio and Bexar County has a place to call home.

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