September 29, 2023

Our Casas Resident Council Launches Westside Home Repair Program with Grant Secured by Congressman Castro

SAN ANTONIO – With the help of more than $1 million in federal funding secured by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Our Casas Resident Council, Inc. has opened applications for the High Impact Housing Project, a new program to repair owner-occupied homes in the near Westside.

At least 20 homes will be repaired in census tracts 1703 and 1709 in the near Westside with the funding from Congressman Castro, and 10 additional homes in the surrounding area will be repaired with a $300,000 grant from Bexar County.

To qualify, homeowners must meet the following requirements:

  1. Own or buying the home to be repaired and live there for the years necessary for the loan to be forgiven;
  2. Have annual income that is 80% or less of the San Antonio area’s average median income ($70,200 and below for a family of four);
  3. The home must be a single-family home located in Census Tracts 1703 or 1709 or meet extenuating circumstances and be in Bexar County;
  4. The homeowner must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident; and
  5. The property repairs must address safety, health, accessibility, and/or code compliance issues.

Homeowners interested in the program can call Our Casas at 210-354-2400 for more information or to request an application.

Funding Background:

As part of the FY 2023 federal community project funding process, Congressman Castro secured $1,057,257 for the Our Casas Resident Council High Impact Housing Project to support efforts to repair the homes of low-income homeowners on the Westside of San Antonio. The rehabilitated homes will be renovated to meet building codes and address safety issues among other concerns to provide better living conditions for the homeowners.