San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation (SAAHC) is a nonprofit organization established in November 1993 to provide housing and support services for low and moderate-income communities in Texas, with special emphasis in Bexar County and Travis County, Texas. Programs operated by SAAHC include: Housing Counseling, scattered-site rental, multi-family developments, and resident support services. Funding for projects to date have come from a variety of sources including the City of San Antonio (HOME and CDBG), The Fannie Mae Foundation, the Enterprise Foundation, the Kronkoski Charitable Trust, the San Antonio Housing Trust, the CHRISTUS Foundation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, financial institutions, and individual contributions. SAAHC has fifty-three (51) scattered site rental units, and 1,095 multi-family apartment units (the majority in Bexar County and 252 of which are located in Austin, Texas), and provided resident support services at four (4) low income housing tax credit apartment complexes.


To provide decent rental and ownership housing that is affordable to low- and moderate- income people in Texas; to provide housing education and ownership counseling through a community home ownership association; and to promote and create business development, job training, health and social services

Neighborhoods Served

While SAAHC is chartered to serve in any area of Texas, the organization concentrates its services on neighborhoods located within Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, with special emphasis on housing development in low-income neighborhoods. SAAHC also serves the Rundberg area in North Austin. Most clients served have annual median incomes (AMI) at or below 80%. Homeownership program is limited to families with incomes at or below 80% of area median income.

Scattered Site Rental Program

SAAHC provides affordable rental housing through homes and four-plex units in various neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas. Fifty-three units are available at this time. Section 8 certificates or vouchers are accepted.

Multi-family Rental Program

A total of 1,095 rental apartments are provided for families through seven multi-family developments, six in San Antonio and one in Austin. Section 8 certificates or vouchers are accepted. The majority of these developments are older properties that have been acquired by SAAHC, renovated and preserved as affordable rental units for low and moderate-income families.

Resident Service Program

Community Learning Centers are located at the SAAHC low income housing tax credit apartment properties to serve the social and educational needs of residents including computers for supervised after school use and adult education.