Just outside San Antonio’s scenic downtown, past the crowds that pack the Alamo and the River Walk, the city is becoming so expensive so fast that many Latinos simply can’t afford to live there anymore. They have shaped San Antonio’s rich Mexican-American culture for generations. But like many minorities living in low-income and rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhoods, they’re struggling to keep up with some of the harshest side effects of economic development: rising property values and shrinking access to transportation.
Written by Laura Romero on Sep 11 2019 - 7:50pm
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.
Written by Justice Garza on Nov 12 2017 - 1:18pm
It's not on MY Map: A much closer look at the most vulnerable Zip codes in San Antonio with an Equity Lens. Come out and learn more about the top four Zip codes in San Antonio that struggle with low literacy levels, educational attainment, low property values, domestic violence, poverty, and physical health. Panelists will discuss the historical context of these vulnerable Zip codes and address how the Equity Lens may improve the quality of life for these communities. Panelists include:
Written by Teresa Shumaker on Aug 21 2017 - 12:45pm
By Teresa Shumaker Just weeks into his new job as Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg spoke candidly about his priorities for the city, with an emphasis on equity for at a town hall conversation at the University of Texas at San Antonio, July 27, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News and moderated by Francine Romero, Associate Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy. Watch NOWCastSA video of the full event here or scroll down to read more about the discussion: