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About

Our Challenge

In San Antonio 1 in 5 home owners and half of renters are cost burdened and that an additional 26,900 homes and apartments affordable to low and moderate income households are needed to keep those statistics from getting worse.

San Antonio is expected to grow by one million more residents by 2040. We welcome the new growth and, like many cities around the world, need new resources and strategies to meet the housing needs that come with it.

Our Goals

The City of San Antonio has dedicated historic new resources to housing since the Mayor’s Housing Policy Framework was adopted in 2018. Our goals are to:

  • Develop a Coordinated Housing System
  • Increase City Investment in Housing with a 10-Year Funding Plan
  • Increase Affordable Housing Production, Rehabilitation and Preservation
  • Protect and Promote Neighborhoods
  • Ensure Accountability to the Public
Our Progress

The City of San Antonio is committed to tracking and communicating our progress to the community. The dashboard contains multiple tools to explore the work being done to meet our community’s low- and moderate-income housing needs.

Affordable Housing Dashboard

San Antonio's Affordable Housing dashboard is a visualization of what the City and its partners are doing to meet the local affordable housing needs. The dashboard includes a mapped inventory of affordable housing development that received some type of public financing; searchable by housing type, council district, funding source, and more. *The Dashboard is not a housing locator tool. Many of the developments shown are under construction and not yet available.

Housing and Service Locator Tool Coming in 2020!

Neighborhood and Housing Services Department proudly welcomes our CIVTECH SA residency team who will work to design an online portal that connects San Antonio residents with housing and related services.

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Contact Information

Email Housing Policy.

Dashboard

The data presented in the dashboard below reflects the affordable housing development in the city of San Antonio that received public financing, including local and federal incentives.

Instructions

Filter reports by selecting data in each visualization. Hovering over data elements will display additional data. The data filter at the bottom of the dashboard can be used to filter the data by various categories. To select more than one data filter at a time, use the 'Ctrl' key. The dashboard includes three reports. Use the arrow keys at the bottom of the dashboard to scroll through the reports.

Disclaimer

The data in this application is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The City of San Antonio assumes no responsibility for the use of this application or the information contained therein. The projected number of affordable housing projects and units are estimates and are subject to change. The data in this tool is not comprehensive and The City of San Antonio cannot validate 100% of the information provided as it is gathered by numerous internal and external sources.

Definitions and Terms

Definitions
Area Median Income: Area median income (AMI) is the midpoint, or middle, of a region’s income distribution. It is determined by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). For a family of four in San Antonio, the AMI for 2020 is $72,000. 80% AMI is $57,800. View HUD’s most recent income limits documentation.
Affordable Housing: Housing is affordable when no more than 30% of household income goes to housing costs. Affordable Housing serves families earning less than 80% of the area median income.
Family & Individual Units: Housing units whose occupancy is not restricted income alone; not by age, disability, or other special needs.
Multi-Family: A development of more than four units, attached or detached, on a single lot. Each unit is captured individually by the dashboard.
Single-Family: A development of less than four units, attached or detached, on a single lot. Each unit is captured individually by the dashboard.
Older Adult Units: Housing units whose occupancy is restricted by age; typically one household member must be at least 55 or 62 years old.

Dashboard Pages and Terms

Page 1: Affordable Housing Investments

This page displays the overall public investment in affordable housing units that were completed between the of 1991 and 2019.

  • Units created relates to single family units that were built.
  • Units preserved refers to the number of units that were remodeled and kept affordable.
  • Development Project refers to the number of multi family housing projects that have received public investment.
  • Total Affordable Units Invested reflects the total affordable housing units that have received a public investment between 1991-2018.
  • Investments displays the breakdown of the total investments by homeowner and rental units.
  • Total Units by AMI Types refers to the number of housing units broken down by Area Medium Income (AMI) levels based on guidelines provided by the Housing and Urban Development Department.
  • Total Units by Target Population refers to affordable housing units that have been designated to a particular population according to information collected from the developer.
  • Filter Results is a tool that allows to filter the data by various categories by selection one or multiple boxes.
Page 2: San Antonio Affordable Housing Development

Displayed in this page is information based on the city affordable housing goals established by the San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework for the period of 2019 to 2029.

  • Owner-Occupied Units refers to the total affordable homeowner housing units the city aims to have developed or redevelop by 2029.
  • Renter-Occupied Units refers to the total affordable rental housing units the city aims to have developed or redevelop by 2029.
  • 10 Year Targets vs Actuals compares the actuals number of affordable units receiving public investments against the goals established by the San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework. The Actual totals of Renter-Occupied and Owner-Occupied units represents the totals number of housing units that have received or have been allocated to receive public investment and construction were projected to be completed between 2019 and forward.
  • Total Units by Year of Completion displays the breakdown of the number the of affordable housing units that are projected to be built by estimated year of completion.
  • Development's by Address map displays the approximate location of each development. The three colors of the dot indicates the type of public investment each address received; 1. New construction (Black) 2. Rehabilitation (Red) 3. Down Payment Assistance (Green). The size of the dot indicates density of number housing units allocated at each development. The bigger the dot the higher the number on housing units were assigned to that location.
  • Filter Results by is a tool that allows to filter the data by various categories by selection one or multiple boxes.
Page 3: Affordable Housing By Council District

Page displays the development of previously completed and currently forecasted pubic invested affordable housing units from 1991 to 2026.

  • Units Created relates to single family units that were built.
  • Units preserved refers to the number of units that were remodeled and kept affordable.
  • Development Project refers to the number of multi family housing projects that have received public.
  • Total Affordable Units Invested reflects the total housing units that have received and are allocated received public investment between 1991-2029.
  • Ivestments displays the breakdown of the Total Housing Investments by homeowner and rental units.
  • Council District Affordable Housing Development measures the development of public invested affordable units across each council district. The graph show the percent of the approximate number of housing units that have been built accordioning to the estimated year of construction. The Developed percentage refers to all affordable units projects completed between the years of 1991-2019. The In Development percentage refers to the projected affordable units estimated to be completed in 2020 and forward.
  • Map view of Affordable Units by Council District displays the concentration of all allocated affordable housing units between the years of 1991-2029 across council districts. The dark colors on the map represent a higher number concentration of affordable units developed or in process for development.
  • Filter Results by is a tool that allows to filter the data by various categories by selection one or multiple boxes.

Housing Programs

Learn about and apply for COSA programs below:

Resources for Renters, Prospective Home Buyers, and Home Owners

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Programs

San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT):
The SAHT programs support the development of affordable housing through three mechanisms; a trust fund, a finance corporation with the bond issuing authority, and public facility corporation. Taken together, these programs have supported the development of over 3,100 affordable apartments since 1990. All programs are overseen by a non-profit whose board is includes five city council members.

OurSA:
The Neighborhood Improvements Bond Program was approved by voters in 2017 for the purpose to improve and dispose of acquired property to facilitate private sector development of single-family, multi-family or mixed-use projects; for the purpose of eliminating slum or blight conditions or to prevent the spread of those conditions, consistent with the City’s 2017 Urban Renewal Plan. The primary goal is to purchase and prepare sites for private sector development of single-family or multi-family workforce housing construction.

Neighborhood Improvements Bond:
The Neighborhood Improvements Bond was passed by voters in 2017 for the purpose of acquiring and remediating land for affordable single- or multi-family development in 12 select areas.

Housing Development Incentives (CCDO):
The City’s Center City Development Office administers an incentive program to waive development fees and water system impact fees Incentives require that housing developed be affordable to households at 60 and-80% AMI for rental units and up to 120% AMI for for-sale units. Additional tax rebates and infrastructure grants are also available to for downtown developments that include ten percent affordable units.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF):
The City uses TIF to encourage development in areas where the market traditionally has not reached by leveraging the future value of private investment to finance needed public improvements. The policy focuses on encouraging inner-city development while preventing and minimizing displacement of people.

Home Repair Programs:
The City supports homeowners with low- and moderate-incomes maintain and repair aging or non-code compliant properties. Our Green and Healthy Homes initiative provides assistance to single- and multi-family property owners in creating healthy, energy efficient, sustainable homes for families with children. Our Minor Home Repair program addresses health and safety issues such as plumbing, electrical, non-working utilities, broken windows, damaged doors and other items. Households living in properties needing substantial repairs may qualify for owner-occupied rehabilitation which provides deferred forgivable loans or the Under 1 Roof program which replaces warn and damaged roofs with energy efficient roofs.

Neighborhood Engagement:
The Neighborhood Engagement Team liaises with and supports over 350 neighborhood, community, and homeowner associations. The signature program is the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, a free, interactive course to help residents become effective neighborhood leaders.

Fair Housing:
Our Fair Housing Team’s goal is to help households maintain housing stability through counseling, mediation, and other supports. The team provides low- and moderate- income households facing eviction with financial assistance for rent and utilities or relocation.

Down-payment Assistance:
Our Homeownership Incentive Program (HIP) provides low or no interest loans of up to $12,000 to be used for a down-payment on a first home. After ten years, 75% of the loan is forgiven.

Housing Policy:
The Coordinated Housing & Policy division of NHSD was established in fall of 2018 following the adoption of San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework. The division is beginning to implement the recommendations laid out in the report including coordinating local housing and community development organizations to effectively work around shared goals.