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Housing

San Antonio Housing Authority Customer Care Line………877-550-1109

Apply online (Sec 8 & Housing): https://www.saha.org/

Housing Authority of Bexar County…………………………(210) 225-0071

Habitat for Humanity (homeownership)……………………(210) 223-5203

Neighborhood Housing Services (homeownership)………(210) 533-6673

SAMMinistries (online only)…………………………………..https://samm.org/

Utility Assistance

Bexar County Energy Assistance………………………………(210) 335-3666

Catholic Charities…………………………………………………(210) 226-6178

Christian Assistance Ministry (walk-in 110 McCullough)……….(210) 223-6648

City of SA – Family Assistance Division (apply online)…………(210) 207-7830

https://www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices/financialemergency/utilityassistance

CPS Energy Customer Line (extension & payment plans)………(210) 353-2222

Salvation Army…………………………………………………………(210) 352-2020

SAMMinistries (online only)…………………………………..https://samm.org/

(211) 2-1-1

https://www.211texas.org/

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

Simply dialing the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line, calls are answered by trained volunteers and staff with a database of community resources at their fingertips. If you or someone you know needs: Food, Clothing, Health care, Employment, Child care, Elder care, Utility/rent assistance, Counseling/mental health, Adult literacy, Drug treatment, or many other services. 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line is a public/private partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Affordable Housing Online

Click Here to search for various affordable housing programs within Bexar County.

General Community Resources

Agape Ministry (210) 590-6655 127 Lanark SAT 78218 Food, clothing, rent, utilities Call M-W-F only (limited zip codes served)

Alamo City Christian Fellowship (210) 654-7880 6500 IH 10 35 N. SAT 78218 Food & Clothing

Alamo Service Connection – ASC (210) 477-3275 Access Public Benefits 8700 Tesoro Dr. #700 SAT 78217 Utility assistance, rental assistance, services for those with disabilities and age 60.

Center for Working Families (210) 207-7830 Utility assistance, rent assistance, plumbing assistance.

City of San Antonio Utility Assistance (210) 207-7830

Ella Austin Community Center (210) 224-2351 1023 N. Pine SAT 78202 Food, clothing, utilities, early childhood development, youth services, senior services. Serves primarily East side residents. www.ellaaustin.org

Furniture For A Cause (210) 340-1678 5254 Blanco Rd. SAT 78213 Bargain prices for furniture.

Goslinowski Social Services Program (210) 352-2020 910 N. Flores St. SAT 78212 Emergency food, clothing, utility assistance

Guadalupe Community Center (210) 226-6178 1801 W. César E Chávez Blvd SAT 78207 (only 07 zip code) Rent, utilities, GED, food, clothing, financial assistance, teen parent support, refugee & immigration services, after school/summer youth program.

San Antonio Food Bank (210) 431-8326 Food, assistance with completing food stamp application & Medicaid/CHIP. www.safoodbank.org

WIC – 1-800-942-3678 Call for clinics and process

Habitat for Humanity

https://www.habitatsa.org/

Helping Families Build for Better

Habitat is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit housing organization working in partnership with San Antonio families in need of affordable homes.

Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
311 Probandt
San Antonio, TX 78204

Phone:210-223-5203

Homeless Resources

Click Here to search for various housing and shelter options (bottom of website).

Home Repairs

Green and Healthy Homes
The City of San Antonio’s Green and Healthy Homes (SAGHH) provides assistance to owners and landlords of residential properties (both single-family and multi-family ) in creating healthy, safe, energy-efficient and sustainable homes for families and children. The SAGHH is working to prevent and correct housing-related health and safety hazards, such as addressing lead-based paint, household asthma triggers and fire hazards.

Eligibility

  1. House must be built prior to 1978; AND
  2. House must be located within the City of San Antonio; AND
  3. A child age 5 and under must reside in the home or spend at least 6 hours per week in the home; AND
  4. Have a clear title to property; AND
  5. Must be current with property taxes; AND
  6. Household must meet HUD established Income Guidelines for families earning 80% or below of Area Median Income.

City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
(210) 207-GHHI (4444)
Click here for more information.

 

Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation
Assists low- to moderate-income homeowners to rehabilitate their substandard and non-code compliant residential properties by providing deferred forgivable loans to cover the cost of the needed repairs.

City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
(210) 207-6459
Click here for more information.

 

Under 1 Roof
Replaces worn and damaged roofs with new, energy-efficient roofs for qualified homeowners.

City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
(210) 207-6459
Click here for more information.

 

Blue Print Ministeries
This non-profit organization restores homes for elderly & disabled low income residents.
Home repairs can range from roofing & dry wall repair to subflooring installation & painting.

P.O. Box 782128 San Antonio, TX 78278
(210) 533-2761
www.blueprintministry.com

 

Casa Verde SA/Weatherization (City Public Service, CPS)

Weatherization assistance program to assist low-income homeowners & renters by installing upgrades that increase the energy efficiency of their houses & reduce utility bills. Partnership between the City of San Antonio & CPS Energy. Houses must be structurally sound. Casa Verde SA is NOT a home repair program. Administered by CPS Energy and uses local contractors & energy auditors to complete the work. Attic/wall insulation, caulking, weatherstripping, solar screens.

210-353-2272
www.cpsenergy.com/casaverde

 

HOW Foundation- Tree Trimming Service and Brush Removal
Services provided by alcohol & drug recovery persons with disabilities. No lawn services, only trees. Services in San Antonio, Austin, & surrounding communities.
Charge: $150 per hr, $250 per load for removal.

(210) 333-2100
howfoundationsa.org

 

Rebuilding Together San Antonio
501C3 Charity dedicated to the repair & rehabilitation of homes of military veterans & their families, the poor, elderly, & disabled. General repairs done by volunteers on the Annual Home Repair Workday in selected neighborhoods.

(210) 421-1111
www.rebuildingtogether-sa.org

Housing

 San Antonio Housing Authority – Assisted Housing Programs

SAHA’s mission is to provide quality affordable housing.  The Assisted Housing Programs include the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, also known as the Section 8 program, and the Special Programs which target specific groups such as homeless persons or persons with disabilities. The HCV Program provides eligible low-income individuals and families with the ability to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.

The HCV Program sets aside a determined number of vouchers for targeted groups such as the homeless, homeless veterans, and for persons with disabilities. These Special Programs include the following:

  • Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) Program
  • Mainstream Program
  • Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD) Program
  • Set Aside Homeless Voucher Program (SHVP)
  • Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Shelter Plus Care (SPC) Program
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

Click here for more information.

 

Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing
For a list of low income/subsidized housing, click here.

Tenant/Landlord Mediation

HUD Certified housing counselors are trained to resolve disputes between residential tenants and landlords. Counselors are available to provide clarification regarding the legal rights and obligations of tenants and landlords as governed by chapters 91, 92 and 94 of the Texas Property Code.

Counselors can discuss concerns involving evictions, repairs, security deposits, utilities billing and termination, code violations, lease disputes, occupancy standards and other related issues. Counselors are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice.

Telephone counseling is available free of charge.

Click Here for more information (bottom of page)

Phone: 210.207.5910

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

https://www.unitedwaysatx.org/

United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. We have a long tradition of helping people with basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems.

  • The Briscoe Center
    700 South Alamo
    San Antonio, TX
     (210) 352-7000

Utility Programs

Plumbers to People (San Antonio Water System)
If you are having trouble paying your water bill, the Uplift Program is available to help ease the burden of utility costs for qualifying customers.
To be eligible for Uplift you must:

  • Be a SAWS residential account holder.
  • Meet income requirements.
  • Complete the Uplift application.

Click here for more information.

 

Project Agua (San Antonio Water System)
San Antonio Water System established Project Agua in 2000 to provide twice-yearly payment assistance to residential SAWS customers who are having difficulty paying their water bill and who meet the Federal Income Assistance Guidelines.

Eligibility requirements are determined by the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services and may include the following:

  • Income
  • Family size
  • Age
  • Location of residence
  • Disability
  • Degree of need or emergency

Click here for more information.

 

Project REAP (CPS Energy)
This program provides help to pay energy bills for customers who qualify for assistance.

To qualify for REAP you must:

  • Have income at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines and be experiencing financial hardship.
  • Be elderly, handicapped, have small children in your home, or require critical-care equipment.
  • Be a resident of San Antonio or Bexar County.

Click here for more information.

 

Project WARM (CPS Energy)
Project WARM (Winter Assistance Relief Mobilization) provides temporary assistance to residential customers who are experiencing tough financial times.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be experiencing a financial hardship and have an income at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • Have small or school-age children.
  • Be elderly, handicapped or require critical care equipment.
  • Be a resident of San Antonio or Bexar County.
  • Be able to present proof of income, hardship and number of family members.

Click here for more information.