The feared spike in eviction filings due to the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium has yet to take shape, at least in Bexar County, local records show. Some say it’s too early to tell whether filings will skyrocket.
Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
Next May, for the first time, San Antonio voters will be asked to approve a $250 million housing bond toward affordability initiatives.
San Antonio’s repair program is targeting homes that were once deemed by the federal government as undesirable—a practice known as red lining.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.
San Antonio Affordable Housing Inc., a nonprofit branch of the city, plans to build two experimental homes on the far East Side, one using earthen materials for its walls, another whose foundation can be adjusted post-construction.
Any concerns about the sheer size of the Lone Star’s $24 million incentive deal, or over the potential displacement of nearby residents, were outweighed by the fact that someone is finally breathing new life into these ghostly industrial shells after 25 years.
The proposed ordinance is intended to increase the housing options for low-income renters in San Antonio.
A growing number of advocates are demanding that the City of San Antonio stop using property tax exemptions to build housing, while Texas lawmakers have a similar debate in Austin.
San Antonio’s emergency housing assistance program could expand to cover six months of rent or mortgage payments for those struggling during the pandemic.