San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has launched two new funding initiatives to assist residents facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis as part of efforts to assist more than 19,000 public housing and SAHA owned and managed mixed-income community residents. SAHA is contributing $350,000 to the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, formerly known as the Risk Mitigation Fund, to help SAHA residents with rent assistance. SAHA will also provide staff to support the program’s application review.
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Did you miss the opening reception for Los Courts? Don't worry! The exhibit will remain on view at the Alazan Community Room (1011 S. Brazos St.) through Friday, October 26th. Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. This exhibit was created by the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. "Los Courts" documents the history of the Alazan-Apache Courts, San Antonio's oldest and largest public housing development.
Written by JamiAlise on Mar 17 2017 - 1:45pm
The San Antonio Housing Authority’s Education Investment Foundation (EIF) is hosting a Great San Antonio Garage Sale to support the foundation’s initiative to provide scholarships and awards to students who reside in the subsidized properties of the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs. The goal of the EIF is to help the traditionally underserved youth by promoting education and self-sufficiency to each student. In 2017, EIF awarded more than $800,000 in a college scholarships and awards for academic achievement.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 22 2016 - 9:11pm
Catch up and get ahead with the edge for the week of February 22. Early Voting Have you voted yet? If not, hurry up because early voting for the March 1 primary election ends on Friday, Feb. 26.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 4 2015 - 11:56am
After dozens of local leaders donated time and ideas to launch ConnectHome and bring high-speed Internet to low-income families, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor laid out the long odds and the tall challenge ahead. A child born in a poor census tract today "has less than a 1-in-20 chance of escaping poverty," Taylor told the group.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21 2015 - 2:47pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead San Antonio’s heritage extends long before the Spanish Missions
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 19 2015 - 10:23pm
About 275,000 families in the U.S., including more than 6,000 in San Antonio, will get free high-speed home Internet under ConnectHome, a demonstration project announced July 15 by President Barack Obama and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. “America’s challenge in this 21st century is to remain the world’s undisputed land of opportunity," said Castro. "By expanding broadband adoption, ConnectHome will provide more Americans with the same high-speed access to knowledge and opportunity that millions of people already enjoy.”