San Antonio Allocates $27M for Chronically Homeless Housing
The San Antonio City Council has set aside money ($27 million) for two housing projects designed for people who are chronically homeless. Both projects will include on-site supportive services. The housing units will range from RV spaces, to tiny homes to standard apartment units. They will collectively add 288 permanent supportive housing units to the affordable housing market. Additionally, 13 units will be designated as rapid rehousing units, which reduces the amount of time a family experiences homelessness and quickly re-houses families into permanent, affordable homes.
Towne Twin Village will serve chronically homeless older adults who are 50 years and older. The first phase of the $12 million project is underway with 83 tiny homes and RV’s ready to welcome their first residents this month. The Commons at Acequia Trails will cost $15 million, for 200 multi-family efficiency and 1-bedroom permanent supportive homes.
The goal is to decrease the percentage of unsheltered homelessness by 20%.