Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday announced that he would appoint former District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales as chair of the city’s Housing Commission, despite protests from activists.
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The 140-unit project at 811 W. Houston St. will provide apartments priced for households making 30%-80% of the area median income.
The San Antonio Housing Trust and developer NRP Group are fielding offers to purchase the Cevallos Lofts, the 252-unit apartment building credited with spearheading growth in that area of Southtown since it was built in 2010.
Efforts by state lawmakers to rein in the use of public facility corporations, which provide lucrative tax breaks to developers building mixed-income apartment complexes, have remained under the radar at the Texas Legislature, with battles over voting and gun rights dominating the headlines.
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.
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