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 Maria Gardner on Jan 29 2018 - 11:56am
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.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Nov 9 2017 - 12:44pm
Trinity University Professor Christine Drennon launched the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force by describing the disparities in San Antonio and the legacy of structural inequality. When he created the Task Force, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he wanted the panel to develop a framework for a comprehensive and compassionate housing policy that addresses pressing challenges including availability, affordability, gentrification and displacement.
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 16 2017 - 12:55pm
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Sometimes at public meetings, when it’s time for citizens to address whatever governmental body is presiding, their questions or concerns aren’t germane to the discussion — they’re off-topic or meant for another body. The first public meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s housing task force was different. On Tuesday Oct. 3, all of the housing questions that audience members lobbed toward the five-member task force landed. None were off limits. (Watch full video of the meeting here, scroll down to read more)
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 2 2017 - 8:47pm
The first open meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-assembled housing task force is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. In mid August, Nirenberg announced the five-member task force — built to address San Antonio’s most pressing housing needs, such as gentrification and the shortage of affordable housing units. At Tuesday’s meeting, Nirenberg expects the group to identify goals — both short- and long-term — and craft a timeline.
Written by Ben Olivo on Aug 18 2017 - 5:46pm
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Keeping a promise he made while on the campaign trail, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced today the formation of his Housing Policy Task Force, a five-member group responsible for addressing San Antonio’s affordable housing shortage and for crafting policies that will prevent displacement of residents because of gentrification.