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.
San Antonio Housing Authority
Today, the City of San Antonio is due to formally begin the process of finding developers to build and preserve apartments, and build houses, as part of the $150 million housing bond.
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.
If the $150 million housing bond passes, it will greatly expand the city’s role in creating and preserving affordable housing, but it’s not entirely unprecedented.
The San Antonio Housing Trust has introduced a new housing model that benefits the public more than developers, it says.
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.
Newstream Capital, from a northern suburb of Fort Worth, bought two properties on Villita Street, across from the Tower Life Building. The firm is still deciding what to build on them.
The City Council on Thursday approved the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, a framework document with the overarching goal of helping 95,000 households in San Antonio who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing.
Let’s make one thing clear, the Decade of Downtown in San Antonio is alive and well. It hasn’t expired. And it will continue as long as there are city policies designed to incentivize the production of market-rate housing in the downtown area.