We are responsible for collaborating with, listening to and collecting data from the
housing and homeless community to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
In 2015, the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) was designated as the lead Continuum of Care (CoC) agency for San Antonio and Bexar County. The SARAH alliance of service providers, board of directors, and people with lived experience of homelessness guide community-wide planning efforts, strategically allocate resources and drive change to provide supportive housing to all. Our goal is to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
Our goal is to ensure everyone has a place to call home in San Antonio and Bexar County.
SARAH will help place everyone in a home through funding, education, empowerment and accountability.
• Listen to people with lived experience
• Engage with mainstream systems to house everyone
• Use data to make decisions about resource investments
• Educate service providers to improve programs
• Drive systems to prioritize vulnerable people without a home
• Lead systems change to provide supportive housing for everyone
SARAH is designated by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agency for San Antonio and Bexar County (TX-500). As the CoC Lead, SARAH oversees the CoC Program, which is funding dedicated by HUD for housing with services to prevent and end homelessness in our community. On an annual basis, SARAH conducts a funding competition and submits a collaborative application on behalf of our community. CoC Program Grantees use Homelink, our community’s Coordinated Entry System, to fill project beds.
Director of Finance
Director of Policy
Director of Evaluation
Director of Systems
Director of Community Engagement
CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Program Director, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Healthcare Access San Antonio
Director of Pro Bono Programs, St. Mary’s University School of Law
CEO, GPS Consulting
Youth Action Board
Youth Action Board President
Director, Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio
Director of Corporate Communications, NuStar Energy, L.P.
Membership Council Chair
Director, Bexar County Housing Authority
Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio
County Sheriff, Bexar County
President/CEO, Komet Marketing Communications, Inc.
Membership Council Service Director At-large
Senior Director of Veteran and Community Services, Endeavors
Chief of Police, San Antonio Police Department
Division Director of Community Resources, Bexar County Economic and Community Development
Coordinator, Family Student Report
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Board committees are chaired by CoC Board members and composed of professionals with expertise in various sectors related to homelessness. The role of committees is to recommend policy and planning decisions to the CoC Board of Directors. To view bylaws of the committees, click here to read our Nonprofit Bylaws and Governance.
If you are interested in applying for a committee, please email email@example.com for more information.
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Data and Research Department Internship Application – Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Openings
Planning Team 2021 Internship Announcement – updated
Please see applications above for deadlines