San Juan Homes, on the Westside of San Antonio, was originally constructed in 1951 with additional construction in 1967. Originally, San Juan Homes had 458 public housing units on 40.88 acres. The first two phases of the revitalization have been completed, and work is underway on the third and final phase, the 252-unit Gardens of San Juan, which will result in a total of 539 new units to complete the $63 million San Juan master plan.
San Juan Square I is a mixed-finance, mixed-income community, consisting of 143 multi-family units with 46 public housing, 91 affordable and 6 market units. Construction was completed in February 2008, for a total development cost of $14.9 million.
San Juan Square II is a mixed-finance, mixed-income community, consisting of 144 multi-family units, with 48 public housing, 91 affordable and 5 market units. Construction was completed in May 2010, for a total development cost of $17.3 million.
This $31 million phase will feature 252 residential units and 4,000 square feet of commercial/retail space. The new project design creates community connectivity between all three phases and potential economic development in the area. The site design includes walking trails and a park with a plaza space usable by both residents and the neighborhood at large.
Resident and community meetings were held to obtain input for site planning, unit designs, amenities and social services. SAHA worked closely with the San Antonio Independent School District on the relocation plan, to minimize the impact to the 178 students that were living in remaining San Juan Homes Public Housing.
Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in San Antonio but actual income limits may differ for units at San Juan Homes.
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San Juan Homes is managed by San Antonio Housing Authority.