San Antonio, TX–
On April 17, 2023, the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced 29 Continuum of Care (CoC) communities who would receive grants and housing vouchers to address homelessness among people in unsheltered settings and in rural communities.
San Antonio & Bexar County was awarded with $14.6 million in funding and 47 stability housing vouchers, and in partnership with South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), the Housing Authority of Bexar County and Opportunity Home will be able to expand our housing efforts to those who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.
“For my team, serving is more than a mission, it’s a passion. So, HABC is honored and excited to have these new vouchers that will help our community in an effort to prevent homelessness and keep our families sheltered,” said Neldys Ortiz, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Bexar County.
This is the second round of grants awarded by HUD for its first-of-its-kind funding initiative to address unsheltered homelessness and homelessness in rural communities. The grants now total to $486 million across 62 CoC communities.