Opportunity Home awarded HUD Grants to Expand Resident Supportive Services
Jan. 18, 2022
The San Antonio Housing Authority (Opportunity Home) is the recipient of a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling $1.68 million that will go toward hiring additional service coordinators who connect residents from public housing with supportive services and activities that put them on a path toward economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
Opportunity Home was awarded the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency ($1.06 million) and Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency ($621,050) grants early this month. Resident service coordinators from both programs assist low-income individuals/families with developing action plans that will lead them toward financial independence and housing self-sufficiency.
Opportunity Home received the second largest ROSS grant amount out of the 130 public housing agencies from around the country that were awarded Fiscal Year 2021 funds. The agency received the seventh largest amount of FSS grant funds for the same fiscal year.
“The HUD grants go a long way towards helping our residents achieve economic and housing stability,” said Opportunity Home President and CEO Ed Hinojosa, Jr. “We are extremely thankful to HUD for having faith in our organization to help our residents achieve their wide-ranging personal goals.”
Opportunity Home previously received HUD ROSS Program grant funding in 2012, 2015 and 2018.