After a delay of more than two years, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park is finally imminent, it appears. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for sometime in January after the City Council approved last week a $27.9 million construction contract for Skanska USA Building.
The City Council on Thursday approved the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, a framework document with the overarching goal of helping 95,000 households in San Antonio who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing.
Calls for spending all $150 million in potential housing bond dollars on San Antonio’s most vulnerable populations permeated the housing bond committee’s second meeting held Wednesday night at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
San Antonio’s citywide discussion on housing, which centers around a 71-page strategy five years in the making, resumes at 6 tonight at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
The city unveiled earlier this week its Strategic Housing Incentive Plan—a 71-page document filled with analysis and potential solutions meant to aid 95,000 local households who are struggling with housing costs. But some housing observers say the document lacks proper public input.
A comprehensive housing strategy is scheduled to be released Monday that will address the needs of 95,000 households in San Antonio that spend more than 30% of their income on housing.
The San Antonio Housing Authority is requesting $75 million for the Alazan Courts from the upcoming 2022-2027 bond program, which San Antonio voters will be asked to approve in May.
Next May, for the first time, San Antonio voters will be asked to approve a $250 million housing bond toward affordability initiatives.