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.
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.
District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez is opposing an up-to-$7 million incentive package for a development east of the Pearl by Encore Multifamily of Dallas because it’s composed of all market-rate apartments.
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.
Next May, for the first time, San Antonio voters will be asked to approve a $250 million housing bond toward affordability initiatives.
The 386-unit, market-rate apartments by Dallas developer Encore Multifamily is the first phase of the Broadway East master-planning community across from the Pearl.
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.
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.