SAHA Receives COVID-19 Relief Funding to Support Non-elderly Disabled Residents
May 22, 2020
In a fourth wave of COVID-19 relief funding implemented under the CARES Act, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is a recipient of approximately $300,000 for its Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program which is designed to provide housing to non-elderly disabled residents.
Since 1998, SAHA has administered 100 vouchers in the city to assist non-elderly individuals with disabilities. In 2018, SAHA was awarded 79 additional vouchers and another 59 in January 2020.
“Mainstream Vouchers allow residents to not be defined by their disability and to live independently in affordable housing,” said David Nisivoccia, SAHA President and CEO. “Additional funding ensures some of our most vulnerable residents have adequate housing and are connected with health care professionals who can ensure they receive the quality care they need.”
In an attempt to meet the needs of non-elderly disabled residents who often do not qualify for food assistance programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, SAHA partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to spearhead a new food distribution program specifically for non-elderly disabled residents.
Since its implementation in early May, SAHA has assisted 250 new families in 23 public housing communities.