Creating Value


is a place-based interagency collaborative focused on outcomes accomplished through leveraging public investment, incentivizing private investment, and maximizing the use of vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties.

REnewSA is consistent with the goal of SA2020 to "transform San Antonio into a world-class city with world-class neighborhoods" by the year 2020 and build on the foundation of recently-published strategic planning documents including San Antonio's Strategic Plan for Community Development, Strategic Historic Preservation Plan, Center City Strategic Framework Plan and Implementation Plan, and SAHA's Live.Build.Plan.

REnewSA is an interagency collaborative organized by the City of San Antonio and its REnewSA partners:

Department of Planning & Community Development * Office of Historic Preservation * OUR SA * Capital Improvement Management Service * San Antonio Housing Authority * Development Services Department * Center City Development Office * Nonprofit Housing Providers * Office of Sustainability * Build San Antonio Green

Provide high qualify affordable and market-rate owner-occupied and rental housing on vacant lots to stabilize neighborhoods, provide greater opportunities for home ownership, maximize the use of existing infrastructure and services, and strengthen property values.

Improve the appearance and function of declining commercial corridors to provide area residents with convenient access to high-quality goods and services.

Remove lead and other dangers from existing housing stock to improve health and wellness.

Provide financial resources and technical expertise to restore and maintain the important historical and cultural resources the make San Antonio unique.

Eliminate blighted structures and graffiti to enhance community pride and reduce criminal activity.

Incorporate sustainable design into new and renovated buildings to decrease energy and resource consumption.


Background Funding Information

The City of San Antonio receives support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist low- and moderate-income families in obtaining affordable housing. The City receives several block grants, which it can use to support its housing initiatives. HUD outlines certain regulations that apply when using the block grant funds. This policy document uses the HUD regulations as a basis and incorporates the City's own policies as adopted by City Council and the Quality of Life City Council Sub-Committee.



The Community Development Block Grant has been in existence for 40 years. The primary objective of the CDBG program is to improve communities by providing decent housing, providing a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities. CDBG funds must benefit low- to moderate-income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or meet an urgent need.



The goals of the HOME program are to provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households, expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers, strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private sector participation. HOME funds may be utilized for rental activities, homebuyer activities, and homeowner rehabilitation activities. All HOME funds must benefit persons of low and moderate income.


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Does the City have programs that can assist homeowners with home repairs?
The City no longer administers the Owner-occupied Rehabilitation Program and the Minor Repair Program. See All FAQs...

Contact Us

1400 South Flores Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: 210.207.6459
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