Roseville Housing Trust

of San Antonio


Melanie Cowart, B.A., J.D.


Elderly persons in general face many obstacles, but those struggling with poverty face additional challenges of housing affordability, access to transportation, availability of physical and mental health care, and isolation. According to Status of Poverty in San Antonio, a 2022 report published by the City’s Department of Human Services, 13.2% of San Antonio residents 65 years of age or older live in poverty – meaning they have an annual income of $13,465 or less. Further, The Texas Tribune reported in November 2023 that “[m]ore than 765,000 older Texans are struggling to keep a roof over their heads” and “cannot afford necessary costs of health care” because they must spend more than 30% of their income on rent.

Roseville Housing Trust recognizes these concerns and seeks to address them. Our goal is to provide quality affordable housing where our residents, all of whom are 62 years of age or older, can live a quality life in a community that values them and their dignity over income. We offer a Project Based Section 8 housing program so that all of our qualifying residents pay significantly less than 30% of their income for rent. Additionally, all rents collected are used to enhance our residents’ daily lives and living conditions. A recent $2.2 million renovation project is just one example of our dedication to upholding our mission of providing safe, secure and affordable housing to

impoverished seniors.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. On it, you will learn how a small group of African-American women created a women-led grass roots organization that has made a significant impact in its community. You will meet our board, learn about our partners, and discover the significant milestones we have made since Roseville Trust’s creation over 50 years ago. We hope you will feel the pride we feel when we say, “Roseville is not just an apartment community – It is Home!”