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The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) works with agencies across San Antonio and Bexar County to end homelessness.

As the local Continuum of Care Lead Agency; SARAH is charged to create an improved service system that effectively provides support, coordination, and housing to all homeless populations within San Antonio and Bexar County, with a primary focus on moving individuals and families out of homelessness efficiently and permanently.

Our goal is for homelessness to be a rare, brief, and nonrecurring event.

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The COVID-19 response effort presented unique challenges for San Antonio/Bexar County and the community pulled together quickly to activate plans to help people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness.
The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless has launched a pilot project, aiming to help people experiencing homelessness immediately connect to permanent housing in San Antonio and Bexar County.
The organization has seen an increased need for help since the beginning of the pandemic
This program will serve 96 chronically homeless clients in San Antonio and Bexar County
The City of San Antonio has not officially reported a COVID-19 death within the homeless population since the pandemic started and city officials.
New data giving us a snapshot of the nearly 3,000 homeless people in San Antonio is already out of date, the day after it was released, because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2,932 total homeless people surveyed in the most recent PIT count represents a 2% increase over the count conducted a year ago.
The 2020 point-in-time homeless count is out, showing there was a two percent increase in overall homelessness throughout San Antonio.
City officials are trying to shrink the hole in the safety net with a new hotline and homeless resource hub locations
What's being done to help people facing housing insecurity and shore up real estate markets amid the coronavirus crisis?
It’s difficult to ensure social distancing in outdoor homeless encampments and indoor shelters, many of which were already at capacity before the pandemic.
Benjamin Franklin, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, shares his hard journey in foster care, experiencing homelessness and how he overcame it all with help from the THRIVE Youth Center.
The City Council accepted the $268,670 grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs this week.
City Council members directed City of San Antonio staff to pursue several ways to help lift area residents out of poverty following the increase in the area’s poverty rate and the Status of Poverty Report city officials recently produced in response.


Feb 3, 2020
A special project on economic segregation in San Antonio. This is part of a series of weekly stories by the Rivard Report exploring economic segregation in San Antonio, the barriers to overcome it, and potential ways forward.
The City of San Antonio will host five forums over the next weeks to collect community input for the City’s first-ever Homeless Strategic Plan. The plan is being developed by SARAH and Homebase - a consultant hired by the City.
San Antonio conducted its Point-in-Time count on Jan. 23, 2020 from early in the morning until midnight with nearly 400 volunteers.
"Life in the Shadows" is an hour-long, documentary-style special that explores what it's like for people experiencing homelessness in and around San Antonio.

The Streets Talk

Oct 28, 2019
A closer look at homelessness and how San Antonio is trying new ways to deal with it.
Experts Weigh in After "Life in the Shadows" Special
"The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) will receive a $6.8 million grant to create new and beef up existing programs aimed at ending youth homelessness in San Antonio."
"The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless has received nearly $6.8 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development but securing the funding is just the start of the task at hand."
"A San Antonio homeless care non-profit received almost $7 million in federal grant money today to combat youth homelessness in the city."
"The federal government awarded San Antonio almost $7 million Thursday to come up with a plan and work to end homelessness for young adults."
There's a new campaign to help those in need in San Antonio called Change the Way We Give
The homeless population in Bexar County decreased by 6 percent over the last year, according to a report released last week by the San Antonio Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH).
The number of homeless people in the city has declined, but San Antonio still has a problem.
The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless met on Thursday to talk about the results of this year's count of the homeless population
The 2019 "Point in Time" Count shows more families are living on the streets, but it does note positive changes in overall homelessness throughout the city.
The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless released its numbers for a recent homeless count on Tuesday. San Antonio’s overall homelessness has reduced by 6 percent.
Se busca entender mejor las necesidades de los indigentes para así ofrecerles mejores servicios.
"How many people are currently homeless in Bexar County? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? All of these questions are assessed through the annual point-in-time count..."
"Hundreds of volunteers overnight took part in a meticulous effort to count San Antonio's homeless population, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports..."
"The government is now temporarily reopened but the shutdown is still having effects on local agencies who rely on federal systems and funding..."
"Hundreds of volunteers are taking part in what's known as the Point in Time count, an annual census designed to keep track of the number of homeless people in our community..."
"The annual point-in-time count to survey the City's homeless population was underway Thursday. Hundreds of volunteers spread out across the city in search of homeless individuals and camps..."
"Alrededor de 400 voluntarios, con colaboración de la policía, realizarán un censo a personas sin hogar para conocer sus necesidades y poder prestarles ayuda..."
"Local agencies and organizations are teaming up to reach out to those who are living on San Antonio's streets..."
"The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), an organization that supports agencies across the city and county to end homelessness, is leading the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count for San Antonio and Bexar county from 5 p.m. to midnight..."
"About 400 volunteers will take to streets of San Antonio and Bexar County Thursday night. They’re going to be taking part in the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless annual Homeless Point-in-Time Count..."