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Congratulations to Tyler Shoesmith,

SARAH CoC Board of Directors' new Secretary!  

Tyler Shoesmith, pictured second from the right, is the Senior Executive Director at SAISD's Office of Continuous Improvement and was recently elected to serve as Secretary on the SARAH CoC Board of Directors. The Secretary is a member of the Board's Executive Committee and plays a critical role as the active conduit for communication between board members.

Diversion Training:

A Deeper Dive into Housing Problem-Solving 

Join ICF's Kira Zylstra and Mary Frances Kenion on Thursday, July 14th, from 3 PM to 5 PM as they host this new Diversion Problem-Solving training course designed to increase our community skillset.

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Listening Session

We are looking for Young Adults, ages 18-25, to help us improve accessibility for young adults by sharing their experiences with being connected to housing.  Participants will receive a complimentary care package, valued at $30, for providing feedback.  All sessions are virtual and confidential. 

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Congratulations to Eboni! 

 Eboni Jett, our Director of Systems, was accepted into the San Antonio Area Foundation's HOLT Values-Based Leadership Program, an interactive leadership development program for top executives in the nonprofit sector.  We are proud of Eboni for embodying our Relentless Learner value and excited for her opportunity.

Chicken N Pickle Green Cup Campaign Benefitting SARAH 

Save the Date! From August 1-15, Chicken N Pickle’s Green Cup Campaign will benefit SARAH!  The proceeds of every green cup purchased will benefit SARAH in our mission to ensure everyone has a place to call home in San Antonio & Bexar County. 

Pick up your green cup in-store or curbside at Chicken N Pickle San Antonio for fantastic food and fun for a good cause.


Michelle & Madeline

Michelle Myers (left), a Contract Lead Researcher, and Madeline Carrola (right), a Grants & Federal Reports Project Manager, have left SARAH to pursue Ph.D. degrees.

We admire Michelle & Madeline for continuing their education and thank them both for the profound impact they have made during their time with SARAH.


SAHA's Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist is OPEN

The application portal for the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA) Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist (HCV - commonly known as section 8) is open through July 13.


  • The HCV Waitlist is lottery-based.
  • 10,000 applicants will be randomly selected after July 13.
  • The average wait time will be approximately 2.5 years.
  • Applicants will need an email address.
Apply Here

ConnectED Open Enrollment Days 

ConnectED's mission is to provide current/former foster youth with the skills needed for employment and relationship success. 

Enrollment Days occur every 2nd Tuesday of the month at BCFS HHS San Antonio Transition Center.  Current or former foster youth ages 16-23 interested in joining this program are encouraged to attend.  ConnectED's next enrollment day is Tuesday, July 12th, 2-5 PM.

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COSA Mental Health Public Info Session 

The City wants to hear from you!  City Council allocated $26 Million of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to address Mental Health challenges worsened by COVID-19.

The City of San Antonio will hold a Mental Health Public Info Session on Saturday, July 9th, at 10 AM.

Don't miss the opportunity to provide your input.  Learn more below!

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HUD Update for ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA Programs

On June 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice CPD-22-09 on expedited waivers available for ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA programs.  This waiver is slightly different from the waivers we’ve seen throughout the CARES Act, as you need HUD’s approval before implementation and must submit your request by July 31, 2022.  Please coordinate with your funder to request these waivers. 

HFCC is Hiring

An incredible organization developing an innovative housing community for older adults formerly experiencing chronic homelessness is hiring!

Housing First Community Coalition (HFCC) seeks a Housing Coordinator responsible for providing quality management of the 204 Permanent Supportive Housing units at its Towne Twin Village development.

Learn More & Apply

Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope Documentary  

What are the root causes of homelessness, and what can be done?

Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope is a documentary exploring the core influences causing people to seek shelter across the nation and the innovative solutions created in San Antonio through strong community collaboration.

Watch Beyond Homeless Here

Stay Up-to-Date with Homelink Happenings!

Homelink Happenings serves as our "industry insider" publication, featuring detailed Coordinated Entry news, updates, policies, and procedures.  Homelink Happenings is sent to subscribers monthly, with our latest edition dropping next week.  Click here to subscribe!


HUD Announced a First-of-its-Kind Unsheltered Homelessness NOFO 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a first-of-its-kind unsheltered homelessness NOFO under the CoC Program, due October 20, 2022.

The process for applying for these funds will be very similar to our regular CoC Program NOFO in that SARAH will hold a competition and submit the application on behalf of our community.  We will release more information in the coming weeks! 

SARAH's Announcment
HUD's Press Release

2022 ESG NOFA Award Application Open

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) approved the release of the 2022 ESG NOFA for $9,381,28, which is available to view on the agency's website here.   

The competitive award application will open on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and close on Friday, July 29, 2022, at 5 PM.  Application materials and additional information can be found here

Note for current TDHCA ESG grantees:  The proposed amendment to allow autorenewals was approved by TDHCA's board, so the process for current grantees will differ from years past.  Qualifying ESG annual recipients should have received an email on Monday, June 20th from TDHCA.

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