Community Development administers HUD funding received from the Community Development Block Grant (CDSBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant Program to improve infrastructure, provide public services, build affordable housing and rehabilitate existing housing in the unincorporated areas outside the city limits of San Antonio, in Bexar County or in one of the participating cities.
The goals of the county’s HUD funded programs are to meet the needs of low to moderate income residents who live in unincorporated areas of Bexar County or in one of the participating cities by:
- Providing safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing,
- Creating and maintaining suitable living environments,
- Preventing homelessness, re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and
- Creating or expanding economic development opportunities for its residents particularly those who have low to moderate income.
The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of very low- and low-income.
The HOME Investment Partnership program (HOME) was created under the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 and became available in 1992. The purpose of HOME funds is to expand the supply of affordable housing for low to very low-income families and individuals.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing.
Bexar County, through its Community Development, has formulated a policy that establishes the process to be followed by developers who request Resolutions of Support for proposed Housing Tax Credit projects to be located in Bexar County’s Jurisdiction.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each jurisdiction that receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funding to review and report on the progress it has made.