Written by Vivian Lopez on May 24 2021 - 3:42pm
Scroll down to see the questions from the District 5 Candidate Runoff Debate, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidate's answer. The Westside Neighborhood Association Coalition hosted the District 5 Runoff City Council Debate with Teri Castillo and Rudy Lopez on May 22, 2021.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 22 2021 - 2:37pm
Scroll down to see the questions from the Runoff Candidate Forum, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidate's answer. The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a District 9 Runoff Candidate Forum with John Courage and Patrick Von Dohlen on May 18, 2021.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 19 2021 - 2:45pm
Scroll down to see the questions from the District 2 Runoff Candidate Forum featuring incumbent Jada Andrews-Sullivan and challenger Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidates' answer. The forum was hosted by NOWCastSA on May 16, 2021 at the Ella Austin Community Center.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 16 2020 - 2:16pm
By Juan Pablo Garnham, The Texas Tribune In the 40-minute bus ride across San Antonio that Barbie Hammond takes to work, there’s one topic of conversation that keeps coming up: the cost of rent. “A lady that I talk to on the bus told me she had to move because of the rent increases,” the 57-year-old said. “And I told her, ‘Well, when Christmastime came, I got a note saying that the next month there will be a $60 increase in my apartment.’”
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on May 7 2019 - 2:30pm
Just nine months after San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework rolled off the presses, co-author María Antonietta Berriozábal said she is afraid the key recommendations are languishing and at risk of joining three decades of previous plans, on a shelf, forgotten, gathering dust.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Mar 29 2019 - 4:41pm
Sobbing and pleading for help, Silvia Rodriguez stood before a special meeting of the Housing Commission on March 12. In the previous nine years, her rent at the Soapworks apartment increased by about $100 a month, or just under 3% a year. But when the apartment complex changed hands in October of 2017, the new owner raised her rent about $100 - a whopping 20 percent - to $600 a month.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 13 2018 - 9:41pm
San Antonio City Council approved a measure Dec. 13 that would reward developers for building housing as expensive as $360,000, after city staff spent months in private meetings with for profit and nonprofit developers, but did not hold a single public hearing.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Dec 13 2018 - 9:11am
About two dozen people gathered for a show of force outside City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 12, imploring the San Antonio City Council to stop “ramming through a policy” on housing development incentives. Community leaders said they want more time for people to understand specifics about the policy, how it has already impacted neighborhoods and families.
Written by Anisa Schell on Nov 23 2018 - 7:13pm
By Anisa Schell Infill housing can be designed in a way that is compatible, sustainable and affordable, as I demonstrated in this presentation to the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition meeting on Sept. 22, 2018.