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Published on Monday, October 02, 2017

FY 2018 ACTION PLAN

City of San Antonio
Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
Action Plan

 

The City of San Antonio (the City) anticipates receiving approximately $17.95 million in federal entitlements awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, HEARTH Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Additionally, this Action Plan includes an estimated $1.56 million in program income and will provide approximately $19.5 million for the third year Action Plan of the Five Year Consolidated Plan. All of these funds are being directed toward activities consistent with the strategic goals outlined in the Five Year Consolidated Plan.

During the development of the Five Year Consolidated Plan (HUD Program Years 2015-2019), the City undertook an extensive planning process to ensure that the consolidated plan reflected well-documented community needs and market conditions, respected input from the people of San Antonio, capitalized on existing assets and successful strategies, and leveraged non-federal investment. The strategic planning process was led by the City's Neighborhood and Housing Services Department and benefitted from the support of the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) operating under a technical assistance contract from HUD. This plan was informed by an unprecedented community engagement process that included receiving more than 1,600 citizen surveys, numerous public meetings and direct engagement with more than 80 organizational stakeholders and experts.

San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and is growing both in terms of population and geographic area. By 2040, our city is expected to receive over 1 million additional people. San Antonio is experiencing strong economic growth that is projected to continue. A strong economy and a growing population are fueling increasing property values in the San Antonio housing market. At the same time, the median household income in the City of San Antonio is $63,500 according to FY 2017 HUD Income Limits Summary. The most recent Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS 2010-2014) data reports that 45% of renters and 22% of homeowners are cost burdened – defined by HUD as paying more than 30% of monthly household income on housing costs. These data trends suggest that San Antonio’s large population of low-income residents will face increasing housing cost burdens for years to come. Providing safe, decent, affordable housing is therefore at the center of this plan.

Neighborhood revitalization and economic development are two key priorities of this plan. The City recognizes that its approach to neighborhood revitalization and economic development must take into account market dynamics, the needs of existing residents and the community’s assets, which includes its history and culture. This plan also reflects an abiding concern for the welfare of populations that have special needs and are homeless. The City will continue to invest in programs targeted to youth, seniors, people with disabilities, people living with AIDS and the homeless.

 

FY2018 Action Plan (Final)

FY2018 Budget (Draft)

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Author: Glenn A. Parker (ITSD)

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