Preparing to reopen its home rehabilitation program, the city of San Antonio is hosting information sessions now through Oct. 19 to help homeowners learn how to apply in advance of the application period from Oct. 23 to Nov. 20.

The background

The city’s home rehabilitation program provides funding through a forgivable loan to low- and moderate-income San Antonio households to help with home rehabilitation to improve health, safety and/or code issues. The program helps with:

  • Major rehabilitation or reconstruction, covering repairs to two or more areas of a home’s system, such as the foundation, electrical, plumbing, heating and/or air conditioning, and structural issues
  • Minor rehabilitation, which addresses an isolated issue, such as siding, walk-in showers, plumbing, window replacement, water heater replacement and painting
  • The Under 1 Roof program, which provides roof shingle replacement with shasta white shingles that improve a home’s energy efficiency

Get involved

Homeowners are invited to attend one of the citywide information sessions before the application opens to learn about the home rehab programs, eligibility requirements and all documentation needed for the submission of an online application. Remaining sessions are scheduled for:

  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 3: Johnston Library, 6307 Sun Valley Drive
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 4: Mexican American Unity Council, 2300 W. Commerce St., Ste. 200
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 7: Alamo Colleges Eastside Education Training Center, 4551 Dietrich Road
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 9: Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10: Thousand Oaks Library, 4618 Thousand Oaks Drive
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 14: Mexican American Unity Council, 2300 W. Commerce St., Ste. 200
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 16: Second Baptist Church, 3310 E. Commerce St.
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 19: Cliff Morton Development and Business Service Center, 1901 S. Alamo St.