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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 Dec 12 2018 - 6:21am
Correction: This story initially attributed details specific only to the fee waiver program to CCHIP. We apologize for the error, which has been corrected. 
Written by esperanzacenter on Dec 10 2018 - 3:01pm
Please join the Esperanza for a DreamWeek / DreamVoice event -- Otro Mundo Es Posible: Creating Positive Change under The Current Presidential Administration. Representatives from various community groups that deal with LGBTQ issues, immigrant issues, housing and gentrification issues, women's issues, and environmental issues will examine the last two years of the current presidential administration and its impact on a local and national level.
Written by sarahgrace88 on Dec 10 2018 - 1:07pm
Text will go here Luis Figueroa talks about CPPP (Center for Public Policy Priorities)  - https://youtu.be/kxwuRbQ9eAs?t=514 Discussed Policy Threats: Sancuary Cities Bill, 27Gs He answers questions at 30:30 if that’s something we want to link Announcements from Partners San Antonio Stands - https://youtu.be/kxwuRbQ9eAs?t=2105 Advocates for CPPP - particularly focused on sight and release Angry Abuelas and Tias (Joyce Hamilton) - https://youtu.be/kxwuRbQ9eAs?t=2193 From Rio Grand Valley
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Dec 7 2018 - 7:48pm
By Jolene Almendarez Without any public input, the City of San Antonio removed long-standing preferences for local small minority and women-owned businesses who compete for city contracts. The affected business owners are not happy.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Dec 7 2018 - 5:53pm
The so-called San Antonio Four had their criminal records wiped clean, the final step in freeing them from a 24-year nightmare that landed them in prison for almost two decades for crimes they did not commit.
Written by ProPublica on Dec 3 2018 - 4:47pm
This article was written by Ginger Thompson, a reporter at Propublica where the article first appeared. Leer en Español.
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 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.