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.
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In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.
The $51 million renovation of the Granada Homes building on South St. Mary’s and Villita streets includes restoring the common areas to look almost exactly as they did when the building opened in 1928 as the Plaza Hotel.
The approval of an ordinance that would require future housing developments that receive city incentives to consider tenants with housing vouchers has been delayed by the City Council.
The proposed ordinance is intended to increase the housing options for low-income renters in San Antonio.
In an effort to allay concerns of Lavaca residents, the San Antonio Housing Authority has greatly reduced the density of housing at its Victoria Commons master community from a plan it proposed last year.
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.
Twenty seven years into its run, the youth arts education nonprofit is preparing to open the doors on its massive new West Side space by Apache Creek later this year.
The Rinconcito de Esperanza cultural hub has received $1.5 million from the city to rehab seven historic homes into a community health center, an internet access point and a studio for recording oral histories.
If approved by voters in May, the city charter amendment would allow bond dollars to be spent on housing and economic development projects.