Next May, for the first time, San Antonio voters will be asked to approve a $250 million housing bond toward affordability initiatives.
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.
If approved by voters in May, the city charter amendment would allow bond dollars to be spent on housing and economic development projects.
San Antonio’s emergency housing assistance program could expand to cover six months of rent or mortgage payments for those struggling during the pandemic.