San Antonio Housing Authority

818 South Flores Street
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78204

San Antonio Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in San Antonio, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of August 18th, 2019, San Antonio Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

San Antonio Housing Authority serves Bexar County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open San Antonio Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is currently accepting Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific property or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Applications are available and accepted online only.

Applicants on the waiting list can update their information online here.

For more information, visit the SAHA website, or call the office at (210) 477-6262.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (210) 477-6780.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/16/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled households. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the SAHA website, or call the office at (210) 477-6800, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT from Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (210) 477-6262.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/23/2018.

Other San Antonio Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SAHA website, or call the office at (210) 477-6262.

Last Updated on 08/16/2017.

About San Antonio Housing Authority

More information about San Antonio Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.saha.org/. Representatives of San Antonio Housing Authority may be available by phone at (210) 477-6262. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/18/2019, it is not known if San Antonio Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the San Antonio Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, San Antonio Housing Authority manages 12,725 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work VASH
Vouchers 166 12,096 463
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $535 $627 $457
Monthly Cost $88,884 $7,582,625 $211,785

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for San Antonio Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 2,169 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,003 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the San Antonio Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by San Antonio Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $686. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $135.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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