Opportunity Home San Antonio has applied for $8 million from San Antonio’s housing bond for a new public housing development at Alazan-Apache Courts.
The San Antonio Housing Authority is hosting a design workshop for the Alazan Courts redevelopment on the near West Side, San Antonio’s oldest public housing community that could be demolished and rebuilt, or refurnished.
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.
Late Wednesday, the San Antonio Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Ed Hinojosa Jr., a 17-year veteran of the agency, as president and CEO following a national search.
The San Antonio Housing Authority will recommend to its board of commissioners today that SAHA “self-develop” the courts with the intent of keeping its roughly 1,200 low-income residents in the public housing property.
Roughly 80 housing activists on Saturday gathered on South Flores to protest the San Antonio Housing Authority’s plan to demolish Alazán Courts, among a slew of other grievances.
“Some of them ended up … in a lot of really bad places,” one SAHA commissioner said of East Side residents uprooted the last time the agency redeveloped public housing.
The San Antonio Housing Authority plans to demolish 501 public housing units, over multiple years, and replace them with a new mixed-income development.
In response to criticism over its eviction policy, SAHA said it will suspend noncriminal evictions until Dec. 31.
Several residents at Alazan-Apache Courts accuse the San Antonio Housing Authority of harassment by way of, what they describe as, bogus lease violations—which lead to evictions. SAHA paints a different picture.