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Published on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

City Accepting Applications for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program

CONTACT: Jennifer Buxton, 210-207-2744
Jennifer.buxton@sanantonio.gov
Evelyn Cobb, 210-207-0251
Evelyn.Cobb@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 7, 2018) — The City of San Antonio’s Neighborhood & Housing Services Department (NHSD) invites all eligible residents to apply for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program. The program was budgeted with $4.5 million after City Council unanimously approved last Thursday the FY 2019 Action Plan and Budget for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs.

 

Residents of San Antonio who are U.S. citizens or legal residents, have a clear title to their home, carry home insurance, are current on their property taxes and meet HUD’s income guidelines are eligible to apply until Sept. 14. Eligible residents will be selected through a computerized lottery system and notified by October.

 

“It is vital to address affordable housing needs through housing preservation efforts,” said Verónica Soto, director of Neighborhood & Housing Services. “We know that rehabilitation of existing homeownership housing is one way to maintain the affordable housing stock in our neighborhoods.”

 

Throughout the month of August, NHSD staff members will attend 18 community events (see attachment) to assist eligible residents with applying to the program in-person. Residents may also download the application online.

 

“We consider the $4.5 million approved for Owner Occupied Rehab as a good step in the right direction in addressing one of San Antonio’s most pressing housing needs,” said Lourdes Sanchez-Menchaca, a leader with COPS/Metro. “COPS/Metro applauds the City of San Antonio for making this type of investment in the development of our neighborhoods.”

 

The Owner Occupied & Rehabilitation Program assists income eligible homeowners to bring their housing into compliance with local codes and provide safe housing.  The program can address the following items for repairs: roof, foundation, electrical / plumbing, windows / doors, lead hazards, energy efficiency and accessibility improvements.

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