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ELIGIBILITY

All adult family members must meet the following federal guidelines and applicant screening criteria:

  1. Be a family as defined in SAHA’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy
  2. Meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status
  3. Meet the applicant selection criteria and complete a full application appointment
  4. Meet the screening requirements related to criminal activity and have accepted prior rental history
  5. Not have any family members engaged in any criminal activity that threatens the life, health, safety or right to peaceful
    enjoyment of the premises by other residents, and not have any family members engaged in any drug-related criminal activity.
  6. Pay any money already owed to SAHA; and Have an annual income that does not exceed income limits established by HUD (must
    not exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) based on family size).

SAN ANTONIO, TX HUD METRO FMR AREA

FY 2019 INCOME LIMIT AREA = SAN ANTONIO TEXAS HUD METRO FMR AREA
MEDIAN INCOME = $63,500

FY 2019 INOME LIMIT CATEGORY1 PERSON2 PERSON3 PERSON4 PERSON5 PERSON6 PERSON7 PERSON8 PERSON
EXTREMELY LOW ($) INCOME LIMITS$14,950$17,050$21,330$25,750$30,170$34,590$39,010$43,430
VERY LOW (50%) INCOME LIMITS$24,850$28,400$31,950$35,500$38,350$41,200$44,050$46,900
LOW (80%) INCOME LIMITS$39,800$45,450$51,150$56,800$61,350$65,900$70,450$75,000

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

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APPLY FOR HOUSING

Apply for assisted and public housing housing assistance through our online application. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed and is anticipated to open in Summer 2020.

Wait times for help can be anywhere between two to six years.

SAHA does not offer emergency shelter at this time. Organizations outside of SAHA offer immediate assistance for anyone experiencing homelessness or domestic violence.

You can also learn about other housing options with rent calculated based on income.

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Check your Waitlist Status

Please ensure your personal contact information is correct. When your application reaches the top of the waitlist you will be notified by regular mail. If we are unable to reach you due to a returned letter, your name will be removed from the SAHA waitlist. You are required to update any changes in name, address, phone number, email address, income and family size. Changes must be completed on the SAHA applicant portal.

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FINAL APPLICATION & SCREENING PROCESS

When the applicant’s name reaches the top of the waitlist for a particular community, they will be contacted by mail to begin the eligibility processing. The information the applicant provided to SAHA will be verified for accuracy and eligibility.

PRE-OCCUPANCY ORIENTATION

All public housing applicants are required to attend a mandatory pre-occupancy orientation as part of the eligibility and screening to help new program participants become familiar with the public housing program.

UNIT OFFER

Once the screening process is completed, SAHA will offer all available units in the appropriate bedroom size on a first-come, first-served basis.