One in five San Antonians live below the poverty line, making the city the most economically segregated in the nation. What does that mean for our community and what needs to happen to address the issue? Replay video of an Oct. 29 community conversation about economic segregation. This video recording was made possible thanks to support from the San Antonio Department of Human Services. Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison with the city's Faith-Based Initiative, guided a discussion at the Little Carver Civic Center with with local leaders who care about solutions:
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Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation.
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Apr 11 2019 - 4:25pm
Several years ago, my neighborhood association and each one of its members personally were threatened by a local powerful developer with a lawsuit. We were told that not only would we be sued as an association but each one personally would be “tied up for life” in an expensive legal battle. He said he had lawyers on retainer, so it did not matter to him how long he could drag it out.
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.
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Like many cities around the world, San Antonio is a city paradoxically founded on removals, erasures, and writings over, beginning with the displacement of Indigenous languages and lifeways to more contemporary histories of Urban Renewal and downtown redevelopment. Curated by Marisol Cortez, Ph.D. of Deceleration, “Hidden Houses” examines key moments in San Antonio’s history of removing homes and entire neighborhoods from view, as well as the resistance to these removals on the part of residents.
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 2:47pm
"In partnership with the City's Department of Planning and Community Development and with the generous support of Wells Fargo, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor welcomes you to join the housing community to discuss the state of the current housing market, learn about the challenges in housing production, and engage with policy makers and housing providers to maximize resources and develop strategies to connect all San Antonians to opportunity.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 8 2017 - 5:00pm
San Antonio’s frontrunner mayoral candidates debated neighborhoods, gentrification, public safety and sanctuary cities on March 6.