San Antonio Surpasses Supportive Housing Goal

The city provided shelter for over 1,600 unhoused people and put hundreds of new affordable housing units into the construction pipeline.

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October 31, 2022, 7:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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San Antonio has surpassed its 2022 goal for placing people in supportive housing and approving new affordable housing units, reports Kriston Capps for Bloomberg CityLab, housing over 1,600 people. This still falls short of housing all of the city’s unhoused population. “According to the 2022 point-in-time report, some 2,995 individuals in San Antonio and Bexar County were reported as homeless, with 1,036 people listed as unsheltered.”

The goal of housing 1,500 people is part of the federal ‘House America’ initiative. “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set a target for House America to find housing for 100,000 people and to build at least 20,000 new affordable units, with help from federal emergency dollars assigned to city and state governments through the American Rescue Plan.” 

San Antonio voters also approved a $1.2 billion bond measure that includes $150 million for affordable housing. “The housing measure authorizes funding to preserve existing affordable housing, provide support for chronically homeless people and build new apartments affordable to extremely low-income households (those earning less than 30% of area median income).”

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