San Antonio to provide funding for qualifying homeowners for major, and minor repairs

San Antonio to provide funding for qualifying homeowners for major, and minor repairs

City of San Antonio program to provide funding for qualifying homeowners for major, and minor repairs

The Neighborhood & Housing Services Department (NHSD) of the City of San Antonio offers home rehabilitation programs to qualifying homeowners with low- to moderate incomes who live in the city of San Antonio. Repairs made possible by our programs are intended to address health, safety, and code concerns that homeowners may be facing.

According to city officials, one consolidated online application will allow some San Antonio homeowners to qualify for the city's home rehabilitation programs, with residents chosen based on a scoring matrix that prioritizes homes in higher combined equity areas based on the city's equity atlas combined score, as well as seniors, disabled residents, and homeowners who have lived in their homes for longer periods of time.

Residents in need of assistance are encouraged to attend one of the outreach events and bring the necessary documents, which include an identification card or driver's license; a social security card; proof of income and/or employment; three months of bank statements; and a mortgage, loan, or home equity statement, according to city officials.

In September 2021, San Antonio authorities issued a request for contractors seeking eligible applicants with "proven expertise to undertake general construction and housing restoration services."

According to a municipal notification, "the purpose is to build a list of suitable contractors for forthcoming projects, with a goal of having at least 15 qualified and skilled contractors on the list."

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department ultimately picked 14 contractors for the rehabilitation and repair program.

According to a news statement issued by the city on August 3rd, $45 million will be provided to homeowner rehabilitation projects as a result of the historic $1.2 billion 2022-2027 bond passed by voters on May 7th.

Foundation/structural issues, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating and/or cooling repairs, water heater, and window or door renovations are all eligible for funding.

Applications will be accepted from August 8th through September 19th.

This year's program will make use of a part of the $45 million set aside for homeowner rehabilitation projects in the record $1.2 billion 2022-2027 bond passed by voters on May 7th.

The 2023 Home Rehab Application will only be accessible online, but the city will host 14 outreach events to help people with applications and submissions.

Neighborhood & Housing Services Department outreach events schedule

The 2023 Home Rehab Application will only be accessible online, but the city will host 14 outreach events to help people with applications and submissions.

The following events are scheduled by the Neighborhood & Housing Services Department:

1. Southside Lions Senior Center, 3303 Pecan Valley Dr., 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 10th. August 15: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., District 5 Senior Center, 2701 S. Presa

4. August 17th: Las Palmas Library, 515 Castroville Rd., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5. August 19th: Normoyle Senior Center, 700 Culberson Avenue, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

6. August 20th: Las Palmas Library, 515 Castroville Rd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

7. August 22nd: District 2 Senior Center, 1751 S WW White Rd, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Carver Library, August 25th, 3350 E Commerce St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9. August 29: Willie M Cortez Senior Center, 5512 S.W. Military Trail, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

10. September 1st: Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11. September 7th: Central Library, 600 Soledad St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

12. Doris Griffin Senior Center, 6167 NW Loop 410, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

13. September 16th: Thousand Oaks Library, 4618 Thousand Oaks,10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 14. September 17th: Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce St., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Qualification for Rehabilitation Assistance

Homeowners must satisfy the following standards to be eligible for rehabilitation assistance:

1. Own a single-family house in the city of San Antonio.

2. All property owners named on the deed must live in residence. 3. Income must be 80% or less of the area median income.

4. Have a clear property title - liens and/or judgments are not acceptable.

5. Be in possession of an active homestead exemption with the Bexar County Appraisal District.

6. Major Rehab/Owner-Occupied Rehab projects need current property tax payments from homeowners. Active deferrals do not qualify.

7. Reverse mortgages are not permitted.

8. Have evidence of homeowner/fire insurance on hand.

How to apply for residential rehabilitation support at home

One application will get you considered for all of the home rehabilitation programs. In the event that you are chosen to get help, the staff will analyze your application and identify the appropriate assistance program for your house based on its requirements and the existing circumstances. The web application gives people the ability to post pictures that indicate the problems that currently exist and the state the house is in.

The application for home rehabilitation may be found online beginning Monday, August 8th, and continuing until Monday, September 19th, at 9:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The application will help a greater number of people this year by using funds that were authorized during the process of creating the budget for FY 2023, as well as the cash for the $45 million Home Rehab Bond that was passed by voters. The selection of residents to get assistance is not based on a first-come, first-served basis; rather, each application will be evaluated and scored using an equity scoring matrix.

Assistance with application – city-wide application events

In order to be of assistance to locals, personnel from NHSD have arranged city-wide and district-specific outreach activities. If you are having trouble completing your online application, you may bring the necessary paperwork for everyone living in your home with you to any of the events that are being held.

In addition, in order to provide assistance to locals, they have formed partnerships with the Health Collaborative and the UTSA Westside Community Center. You may get in touch with them to schedule an appointment if you'd like some help filling out an application if you find yourself in need of such support.

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