Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

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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.



The City of San Antonio is initiating its Assessment of Fair Housing by issuing a Fair Housing Survey which can be accessed online from March 4, 2019 to May 3, 2019. Click here to take survey!

To register for our Community Input Session #2, held April 10, 2019 click here!

Please click on flyers below for more information on our Community Input Session #2. 




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

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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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.