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Written by Guest (not verified) on Dec 13 2018 - 9:27pm
Commentary by Jim Bailey, member of the Housing Policy Task Force
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 JoleneAlmendarez on Nov 27 2018 - 6:33pm
By Jolene Almendarez, NOWCastSA In its final report, the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force called on the city to develop a coordinated housing system, increase city investment in housing, increase affordable housing and protect and promote neighborhoods.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 6:16pm
When the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force members briefed the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Committee in June, only one recommendation was different from similar housing studies over the last 30 years: Implementation. (Scroll down to watch complete video or click on each speaker’s quote to watch their remarks.)
Written by Guest (not verified) on May 25 2018 - 7:32pm
From the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force: With your input, we now better understand the pressing housing situation that is negatively impacting San Antonio's quality of life. Please join us for an update on what we have documented as well as the actionable steps that we will be recommending to the Mayor and City Council. Share with us what you believe are the most improtant recommendations to be implemented by the City this year and beyond. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.    
Written by Guest (not verified) on Apr 19 2018 - 1:31pm
District 5 Housing Fair Scheduled for April 21 WHAT: Preparations are under way for a District 5 Housing Fair that has the aim of allowing long-time Westside residents to stay in place and encourage others to return to their roots as well as attract new residents to a revitalized community. WHO: District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC), LiftFund, National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders, UTSA College of Public Policy WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Written by Maria Gardner on Jan 29 2018 - 11:56am
In Trinity Professor Christine Drennon’s presentation “Redeeming the American Dream: A conversation on housing equitability and gentrification in San Antonio,” she examines government policies that made obtaining the American Dream nearly impossible for African American and Mexican communities in San Antonio.   The Jan. 14, 2018 DreamWeek presentation continued with a panel moderated by Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association president Brian Dillard discussing the implications of historic inequity and possible solutions. Panel Members:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 29 2017 - 12:21pm
Replay the video: Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined members of the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force at Our Lady of the Lake University, Dec. 9, 2017 for a public meeting to gather input aboutthe housing needs in the city and community solutions. Ideas gathered at this meeting will be used to inform decisions made by the Task Force and its subcommittees to explore different aspects of the housing opportunities in San Antonio.
Written by Ben Olivo on Dec 15 2017 - 3:23pm
By Ben Olivo San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg put the brakes on a city policy that has lead to an influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area — which many San Antonians would consider luxury because of the high cost of living there. In making the order at the Governance Committee on Tuesday, he also raised several questions regarding the city’s role in subsidizing its own growth.