COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD) is seeking applications for Operating Expense Funding in the amount of $150,000 from qualified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO). CHDO Operating Expense funds can be utilized for salaries, benefits, employee training and travel, rent, equipment and other operating expenses. A pre-submittal conference will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 and the completed applications are due on September 13, 2019.
For more information, please visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/GMA/How-to-Apply
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.
- 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
The public engagement campaign will be initiated on May 22, 2019 and will continue through August 7, 2019.
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:
- Analyze data;
- Engage the community;
- Identify significant contributing factors;
- Prioritize significant contributing factors;
- Set fair housing goals;
- Integrate goals and priorities into plans;
- Take meaningful actions.
|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