San Antonio Community Resource Directory
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The mission of the Federally Subsidized Housing Team is to protect the rights and benefits of people living in public housing or trying to access it through various programs including:

  • Section 8 Housing Voucher Program;
  • VASH Voucher Program;
  • Project-based Section 8 housing;
  • Rural Rental Housing;
  • Continuum of Care Housing;
  • Shelter+Care Housing, HOPWA;
  • Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities;
  • Section 811 Project Rental Assistance;
  • HOME-funded housing;
  • and housing funded through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

Services and Activities:

  • Assisting clients and client groups in preserving affordable housing stock;
  • Defense of people who face eviction or proposed termination of their voucher assistance;
  • Defense against proposed terminations of project-based rental assistance;
  • Challenging denials of admission to subsidized housing programs;
  • Representing clients in administrative hearings with public housing authorities;
  • Challenging arbitrary landlord rules and policies that violate federal law or regulations;
  • Ensuring that the law is followed in rent calculations by public housing authorities and federally subsidized landlords;
  • Challenging substandard housing conditions or lack of repairs;
  • Representing tenant groups;
  • Representing neighborhood nonprofit organizations that develop and manage affordable housing.

The team also enforces tenant and applicant rights under federal housing laws that govern various federal housing programs, rights under the Fair Housing Act, and protections under the Violence Against Women Housing Act (VAWA).

TRLA representation is free, but there may be other related charges such as court fees. 

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Fred Fuchs
Updated within the last 2 months.