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.
Ed Hinojosa Jr.
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.
How San Antonio’s discussion on housing costs has evolved from the Decade of Downtown to the pandemic-era shortage.
An Austin developer and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church are moving forward with plans to build St. John’s Square, a 253-unit apartment building near La Villita, despite the San Antonio Housing Authority backing away from the project.
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.
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.
Last month, the San Antonio Housing Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with homeowners on Leigh Street who had opposed two apartment buildings planned on vacant land facing Interstate 37 due to concerns about traffic and drainage.
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.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.