Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

GMA In Action

Housing and community initiatives budget

The City of San Antonio (the City) receives federal entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and community development activities. The City anticipates an allocation of $20.9 million in FY 2020. Each year, the City undergoes a planning process to develop the Annual Action Plan, as required by HUD, which is statutorily due on August 16, 2019. To inform this planning process, the City is initiating a public engagement campaign called, “SA Speak Up on Housing and Community Initiatives Budget” to gather input on how this entitlement funding should be utilized. The public engagement campaign will be initiated on May 22, 2019 and will continue through August 7, 2019. To view CDBG and HOME Eligible Activities click here.

Timeline
  • May 19, 2019 – Public Notice Public Engagement Campaign
  • May 22, 2019 – Initiation of Public Engagement Campaign
  • May 22, 2019 – Housing Commission Presentation
  • June 5, 2019 – Community Input Session, Copernicus Community Center
    5003 Lord Road, San Antonio, TX 78220
  • June 17, 2019 – Comprehensive Plan Committee Consideration
  • July 10, 2019 – Community Input Session, Cuellar Community Center
    5626 San Fernando, San Antonio, TX 78237
  • August 7, 2019 – Public Hearing (Citizens to be Heard)
  • August 8, 2019 – City Council Consideration
PUBLIC INPUT

The public engagement campaign will be initiated on May 22, 2019 and will continue through August 7, 2019.
 or visit SA Speak Up.
Please register for the Community Input Session through Eventbrite or call 210.207.6600.

Housing and Community Initiatives Flyer    Vivienda e Inciativas Comunitarias

Assessment of Fair Housing

The City of San Antonio (the City) is the recipient of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As such, the City has an obligation to affirmatively further fair housing as required by the Fair Housing Act (the Act) of 1968. The Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings and in other real estate-related transactions because of race, color, religion, gender, familial status, national origin or disability. In addition, it requires that the City administer HUD-funded programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner that affirmatively furthers the policies of the Act.

HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, previously the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, provides an effective planning approach to aid program participants in taking meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination.

The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) entails the following:

  1. Analyze data;
  2. Engage the community;
  3. Identify significant contributing factors;
  4. Prioritize significant contributing factors;
  5. Set fair housing goals;
  6. Integrate goals and priorities into plans;
  7. Take meaningful actions.
TIMELINE
Date Activity
March 3, 2019 Issue Public Notice in the San Antonio Express News Announcing 60 Day Public Input Period, Community Input Sessions and Initiation of the SASpeakUp on Fair Housing Campaign
March 4, 2019 Initiate Stakeholder Interviews and Fair Housing Survey
March 13, 2019 Conduct Community Input Session #1 at 6pm in the Central Library Auditorium
April 10, 2019 Conduct Community Input Session #2 at 6pm in the Central Library Auditorium
May 3, 2019 End of Public Input Period
May 6, 2019 to Present  Compile and Analyze Community Input, Develop Key Findings, and Draft Preliminary Recommendations for Fair Housing Goals and Priorities

Substantial Amendment #1 to the HUD PY 2018 (FY 2019) Action Plan

The City receives an estimated $12 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funding annually from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. On August 2, 2018, City Council approved the FY 2019 Action Plan and Budget which allocated $12.99 million in CDBG Funding. Every year, the City undergoes a comprehensive and public process to reprogram CDBG funds. As a result of program savings, cancelled activities and program income, staff has identified $2,701,242.90 in CDBG funds and recommends reprogramming funding to the following activities:up to $1,300,000.00 for Zarzamora Service Center Environmental Remediation; up to $500,000.00 for the Air Conditioning Partnership for Public Housing Residents; up to $250,000.00 for House of Neighborly Services Facility Improvements; up to $200,000.00 for East Meadows Infrastructure Improvements; up to $200,000.00 for the Short-Term Emergency Rental Assistance Program; and up to $251,242.90 for Public Infrastructure Improvements Supplemental Funding. The City of San Antonio is initiating a 30-day public comment period on Monday, February 18, 2019 and will hold two public hearings. The first public hearing will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in the auditorium of the San Antonio Central Library and the second public hearing will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in the City Council Chamber, Municipal Plaza Building.

  • Priority 1: Provide Decent Safe Affordable Housing
  • Priority 2: Provide Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
  • Priority 3: Provide for Special Needs Populations
  • Priority 4: Provide Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless Population
  • Priority 5: Provide Economic Development
PUBLIC COMMENTS

All comments received by March 20, 2019 will be considered prior to City Council consideration on March 21, 2019. Please provide your comments about the Substantial Amendment #1 to the PY 2018 (FY 2019) Action Plan (reprogramming of Community Development Block Grant funds) .

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NCD WEEK 2019

National Community Development (NCD) Week is an annual celebration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). This year, NCD Week is held April 22-26, 2019 and the theme is “CDBG & HOME Programs Make Communities Better Places to Live and Work."

During this week, there is nation-wide advocacy for federal funding in support of the CDBG and HOME Programs. The City of San Antonio’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, in collaboration with our affordable housing and community development partners, will be highlighting San Antonio’s successes with CDBG and HOME-funded activities.