Adopted Policies

SAHT Inclusive Multi-Family Design Standards
The San Antonio Housing Trust created a committee composed of community members living with various forms of disabilities, housing design experts, and housing development professionals to develop a set of inclusive and universal design standards that would provide more equitable multifamily housing for SAHT partnered developments.  The Multi-Family Universal Design Standards are intended to engage architectural teams directly by instructing specific design elements, including site-based considerations, building components, interior spaces, and dwelling units.  The effective date of the standards is June 1, 2024 for all new SAHT partnered and owned multifamily rental communities.

SA Ready to Work Program
On June 16 2023, the San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) approved a Memorandum of Understanding between SAHT and the City of San Antonio’s Workforce Development Office to implement the SA Ready to Work Program. The SA Ready to Work program will provide high-quality, accessible career pathways for residences of SAHT affiliated multifamily properties.

Tenant Emergency Assistance Matters (TEAM) Program
On April 21, 2023, the San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) approved the Tenant Emergency Assistance Matters Program to provide rental assistance to tenants at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI) at participating apartment communities who are experiencing emergency hardships, or financial crisis. All SAHT Multifamily projects that close financing after this date will be required to comply with this policy.

Strategic Plan FY 2023 – 2027
The San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) is pleased to share our organization’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. This comprehensive plan is the result of a long-term community engagement process that began in 2018 with the adoption of the City’s Housing Policy Framework designed to focus our collective efforts on meeting the critical housing needs of our community. The framework set forth a challenge to assess and realign SAHT’s impact on our housing ecosystem.

Tenant Protection Policy
On March 30, 2021, the San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) approved the Tenant Protection Policy which improves opportunities to reduce tenant displacements, remove barriers to those seeking affordable housing, and improve tenant experiences. All SAHT Multifamily projects that close financing after this date will be required to comply with this policy.

Financial Management Policies
Financial Management Policies are establish guidelines for control of the administration and implementation of the Trust Entities funds and to properly safeguard the assets of the Trust allowing for sound financial decisions while maintain the ability to provide accurate financial reporting.

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