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File #: 21-3313   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Culture and Neighborhood Services Committee
On agenda: 5/4/2021
Posting Language: Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Moratorium Update [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager, VerĂ³nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood & Housing Services]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood & Housing Services Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUMMARY:

Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Eviction Moratorium Update

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
On April 23, 2020, City Council approved the creation of the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP). The program provides eligible applicants rental or mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and cash assistance. The EHAP is administered by the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD). The total budget for the EHAP is $133.6 million. This includes Phases I-IV of the EHAP.
EHAP Budget by Phase:
Phase I approved April 23, 2020
$25,595,299.00
Phase II approved June 4, 2020
$26,944,551.00
Phase III approved September 17, 2020 amended January 21, 2020
$34,311,149.82
Phase IV approved February 18, 2021
$46,751,961.10
Total
$133,602,960.92
As of April 27, 2021, the City has approved $91.2 million in assistance to over 33,701 households seeking emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance. The below chart provides the breakout by City Council District.
Emergency Housing Assistance Program
CD
Avg AMI %
Approved
Avg HH Size
Approved $|1010|27.5
3,213|1010|8,297,444|1010|27.9
4,470|1010|11,705,172|1010|28.9
3,751|1010|9,792,671|1010|29.1
3,012|1010|8,230,512|1010|24.6
2,547|1010|6,098,650|1010|31.9
3,357|1010|9,298,918|1010|29.1
3,682|1010|9,831,603|1010|31.3
3,779|1010|10,496,288|10 10|31.2
2,457|1010|7,048,831
10
31.6
2,926|1010|8,390,360
County
31.2
507|1010|1,997,324
Totals

33,701

91,187,774
ISSUE:
Applicants seeking rental, mortgage and utility assistance are eligible for up to 9 months of assistance based on the following eligibility criteria utilized to determine assistance for the EHAP applicants, all applicants must:
? Reside within the San Antonio or Bexar County
? Provide documentation of hardship due to COVID-19
? Make less t...

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