Weatherization help available to seniors, low-income
Atmos Energy customers in San Angelo can apply for weatherization assistance to help reduce their natural gas consumption and lower their gas utility bills.
The City of San Angelo is partnering with Atmos’ “Keeping the Warmth” program to provide energy savings materials and services for natural gas customers who qualify.
Assistance may include:
- Gas piping - inside home repair.
- Customer-owned gas yard line repair.
- Gas water heater replacement.
- Gas water heater blanket.
- Gas heater replacement.
- Insulation - attic.
- Insulation - wall.
- Duct sealing.
- Caulking, weather-stripping, wall outlet covers, aerators
Low-income customers and senior citizens (people 65 or older who are the primary account holder for their gas utility) can contact the City of San Angelo at 325-655-0824 to determine if they are eligible to receive weatherization assistance through the “Keeping the Warmth” program. For more information about the program, visit: atmosenergy.com/ways-to-save/mid-tex-weatherization.
Public input sought on affordable housing projects
The public can offer thoughts on six proposed housing developments competing for state tax credits during a town hall meeting Jan. 29.
The forum will be at 6 p.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. Citizens will hear details about the proposed projects vying for funding through the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. The housing proposals are:
- Glen Park, by VCZ Development, at 4001 S. Chadbourne St., 60 units, 2-3 bedrooms for family households.
- Meadow Falls, by VCZ, 4665 Southland Blvd., 76 units, 2-3 bedrooms for family households.
- Balcones Flats, by Herman & Kittle Properties, 913 W. 33rd St., 64 units, 2-3 bedrooms for family households.
- The Trails, by Generation Housing Development, 2600 Era St., 72 units, 1-3 bedrooms for family households.
- Cherry Trails, by Four Corners Development, on Appaloosa Trails behind The BLVD Apartments, 48-60 units, 1-2 bedrooms for the elderly.
- Twohig Plaza, by Four Corners, 201 S. Chadbourne St., 40-60 units, 1-2 bedrooms for the elderly.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs makes funding available through tax credits for single- and multi-family rental construction projects. Credits are awarded through a competitive process. The state will award credits to only one project from this area, which includes Midland and Odessa. City political and financial support improves a project’s competitiveness and is often the deciding factor in which earns the tax credits.
Two local developments, each for seniors, have earned tax credits each of the last two years. Kirby Park Villas’ 72 units on MLK Drive and 29th Street is under construction. Construction on the 48-unit Oak Trails complex near Fort Concho begins in the spring.
Neighborhood & Family Services
The Neighborhood & Family Services Department was created to consolidate city neighborhood and family support functions and services, most notably neighborhood revitalization, neighborhood code compliance and health and education services for women, infants and children). During a reorganization in the fall of 2014, the animal control function was added because of the similarity in ensuring code compliance, public health and a quality of life standard in neighborhoods. The department is comprised of four divisions.
The Animal Services Division operates the animal shelter, investigates animal bites and allegations of animal cruelty, picks ups stray and dead animals and accepts owned animals.
Community & Housing Support
The Community & Housing Support Division secures Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development of viable urban communities by expanding the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low- to moderate-income people.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for proactively enforcing City ordinances regarding the health and safety of San Angelo's citizens. Code officers work with citizens on a daily basis to resolve code violations that impact the quality of life in San Angelo.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. Help with breastfeeding and accessing health care and other needs are also provided to those who qualify. We serve San Angelo-Tom Green County and all six surrounding counties. We also support foster parents or grandparents, single moms or dads, military personnel, and everyone in between.