About Opportunity Home

VISION

Create Dynamic Communities where people thrive

ABOUT Opportunity Home

Since 1937, the San Antonio Housing Authority (Opportunity Home) has committed more than 80 years to building and maintaining affordable housing for the residents of San Antonio.

Opportunity Home provides housing assistance to more than 57,000 children, adults and seniors through its Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Mixed-Income housing programs. The Agency employs 556 individuals, with an annual operating budget of $185 million, and real estate assets valued at over $550 million.

As a compassionate agency, we understand safe and quality affordable housing is the foundation to success, and we have the privilege of managing nearly 70 public housing communities, 27 mixed-income apartment complexes, known as Beacon Communities, and administering 14,162 rental vouchers throughout San Antonio.

We are committed to creating dynamic communities where people thrive and hold ourselves accountable to spur economic growth through the awarding of local contractors with housing development projects, obtaining real estate and administering rental subsidies with private property owners.

Opportunity Home is the stepping stone for many families who are working to become self-sufficient and ultimately achieve their dreams of homeownership, and we believe they can.

MISSION

The San Antonio Housing Authority provides quality affordable housing that is well integrated into the fabric of neighborhoods and serves as a foundation to improve lives and advance resident independence.

Quick Facts

14,162

Rental vouchers are currently offered to 14,162 San Antonio families through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as Section 8 vouchers

6,062

Opportunity Home owns and manages 6,062 public housing units at 70 properties through its Public Housing Program

3,644

Opportunity Home’s mixed-Income housing program, Beacon Communities, offers 3,644 units at 27 properties.

5,332

In partnership with nonprofit entities and other agencies, Opportunity Home offers 5,332 units at 26 properties.

Who We Serve

57,000

children, adults, and senior-citizens

48%

48 percent of those served are younger than 18 years old

1,649

Served through veteran and homeless programs with supportive services

53%

53 percent of resident “heads of households” are elderly and/or disabled

$9,899

The median family income is approximately $9,899, compared to the average San Antonio family makes $50,980

Opportunity Home San Antonio

The San Antonio Housing Authority is now Opportunity Home San Antonio. A community of possibilities.

A house is a structure, a place of shelter, somewhere to live. But a home is a place where memories and traditions are created, and big dreams come alive.

Our work in the community remains the same. We will still offer the same services but with an emphasis on compassion, equity and excellence.