THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
The San Antonio Housing Authority provides housing assistance to over 65,000 children, adults, and senior citizens who are most vulnerable to the digital divide. A majority of the individuals SAHA serves are families with children.
These are working parents who are making ends meet on less than a $12,500 annual household income. These families are often faced with tough choices about their finances and means a car payment or education often takes priority over Internet connectivity.
Individuals We Serve
San Antonio by the Numbers
+ San Antonio is the 19th worst connected city with more than 100,000 households
+ 1 in 6 Households do not have a computer
+ 1 in 4 Households do not have internet access
USA by the Numbers
+ 1/3 of households with incomes below $50,000, with school-age children, do not have high speed internet access at home
+ Only 8 percent of households with incomes of $50,000 or more lack broadband at home
+ 8 in 10 middle skills jobs require digital skills
+ 70 percent of jobs are posted online