Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, commonly known as the “Section 8” program, provides housing assistance in the form of vouchers to families. “Special Programs” include voucher programs for certain target groups, such as veterans.
ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAMS
- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
- Set Aside Homeless Voucher Program (SHVP)
- Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) Program
- Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program
- Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD) Program
- Mainstream Program
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM
SAHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program offers the opportunity for low-income families to rent from a landlord in the private rental market. A family issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit where the owner agrees to rent under the program. SAHA’s HCV Program Waitlist is currently closed.
SET ASIDE HOMELESS VOUCHER (SHVP) PROGRAM
The Set Aside Homeless Voucher Program (SHVP) provides voucher assistance to homeless individuals through a collaborative referral process with case management and supportive services provided by the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) and San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM). Once referred to SAHA, information provided by the applicant will be verified for accuracy and eligibility.
HOMELESS SERVICES VOUCHER (HSV) PROGRAM
The Homeless Services Voucher (HSV) program provides rental voucher assistance to homeless individuals through collaboration among different organizations. Haven for Hope refers applicants to the City of San Antonio (COSA), then COSA screens applicants to ensure they meet all program criteria and forwards the application packets to SAHA. Upon selection from the waiting list, the applicant is notified by SAHA to schedule an eligibility appointment. Case management and supportive services are continually provided by Haven for Hope. Individuals interested in this program should contact a Haven for Hope Intake Representative at 210.220.2100.
HUD-VETERANS AFFAIRS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (HUD-VASH) PROGRAM
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to SAHA. Individuals interested in the program should contact the local VA office at 210.616.9915.
MODERATE REHABILITATION (MOD-REHAB) PROGRAM
The Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD-Rehab) Program provides project-based rental assistance for low-income families. Assistance is limited to properties previously rehabilitated pursuant to a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract between an owner and SAHA. Individuals interested in this program must apply through the online application.
Since 1998, SAHA has administered Mainstream vouchers in the city to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities. Residents are connected with health organizations to ensure they receive the quality care they need.