About SAHA


Create Dynamic Communities where people thrive


Since 1937, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has committed more than 80 years to building and maintaining affordable housing for the residents of San Antonio.

SAHA provides housing assistance to more than 57,000 children, adults and seniors through its Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Mixed-Income housing programs. The Agency employs 556 individuals, with an annual operating budget of $185 million, and real estate assets valued at over $550 million.

As a compassionate agency, we understand safe and quality affordable housing is the foundation to success, and we have the privilege of managing nearly 70 public housing communities, 27 mixed-income apartment complexes, known as Beacon Communities, and administering 14,162 rental vouchers throughout San Antonio.

We are committed to creating dynamic communities where people thrive and hold ourselves accountable to spur economic growth through the awarding of local contractors with housing development projects, obtaining real estate and administering rental subsidies with private property owners.

SAHA is the stepping stone for many families who are working to become self-sufficient and ultimately achieve their dreams of homeownership, and we believe they can.


The San Antonio Housing Authority provides quality affordable housing that is well integrated into the fabric of neighborhoods and serves as a foundation to improve lives and advance resident independence.

Quick Facts


Rental vouchers are currently offered to 14,162 San Antonio families through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as Section 8 vouchers


SAHA owns and manages 6,062 public housing units at 70 properties through its Public Housing Program


SAHA’s mixed-Income housing program, Beacon Communities, offers 3,644 units at 27 properties.


In partnership with nonprofit entities and other agencies, SAHA offers 5,332 units at 26 properties.

Who We Serve


children, adults, and senior-citizens


48 percent of those served are younger than 18 years old


Served through veteran and homeless programs with supportive services


53 percent of resident “heads of households” are elderly and/or disabled


The median family income is approximately $9,899, compared to the average San Antonio family makes $50,980


We are a community full of hope, dreams and ambition. For more than 80 years, SAHA has helped San Antonians with access to affordable housing and social services, becoming a close-knit community dedicated to helping each other. With more than 50,000 residents, 500 staff, hundreds of partners and volunteers, we are one SAHA family and we are the face of this community.