County & LOCAL Resources

Property Tax Exemption
Provided by: Bexar County Appraisal District

Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities and their survivors may be eligible for property tax exemptions.


Utility Assistance
Provided by: Bexar County Department of Community Resources: Direct Client Services

The Bexar County, Department of Community Resources Direct Client Services offers limited assistance with electric and natural gas bills enabling households to become energy self-sufficient. Assistance is available under several programs to address different energy needs (contingent on the availability of funds). The household must reside in Bexar County and have income within 125% of the Poverty Income Guideline set by the Federal Government.


Housing
Provided by: Housing Authority of Bexar County

The Housing Authority of Bexar County (HABC) manages programs for housing assistance, to include the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.  The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics.  Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to HABC. A set number of vouchers are allocated for the program. Individuals interested in the program should contact the local VA at 210-616-9915.


Other Alamo Area Resources   
Referrals provided by: Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG)

Through the Alamo Service Connection (ASC), the expansion of Veteran Services has included over 275 different resources for Veterans and their Families available online, anytime, through the ASC’s Network of Care database. This information is easily accessible by clicking on www.askasc.org and using the keyword "Veteran" when looking for a topic. The ASC can also help with their extensive database of useful resources, and one-on-one assistance with such programs as Medicare, Social Security, legal aid, housing assistance, home repairs, residential support services, assistance with emergency household expenses, and access to transportation services available in our region.