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San Antonio Housing Authority expands rental assistance funding

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The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) announed on Friday it will be contributing $350,000 to the city's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, which is helping San Antonians pay for rent during the pandemic crisis.

SAHA also announced a 25% rent forgiveness program for the month of June "for public housing and mixed-income residents in the agency’s Beacon communities portfolio who are experiencing financial hardship. Documentation of the hardship will be required."

The agency states that about 23% of public housing households in San Antonio were delinquent in rent during the month of April.

"We know in normal circumstances our residents - some of the most economically challenged San Antonians - struggle to make ends meet and the current pandemic has exacerbated the plight of our residents," said David Nisivoccia, SAHA President and CEO. "We have been working diligently to find new ways to help our residents, and I’m proud we will continue to be there for them as we navigate these uncharted circumstances."

More information about the rent forgiveness program will be found later this month on the SAHA website here.

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For more information about San Antonio's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, click here.

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