Where the Candidates Stand on Homelessness

Scroll down to see the candidates’ views on Homelessness from various forums and town halls leading up to the May 1, 2021 election.

From the Mayoral Candidate Town Hall by NOWCastSA

Q: Some of the people out there who are homeless are also senior citizens and they are especially vulnerable. The city has done sweeps of homeless camps and tell us how you see that. What are your plans to help those people who have decided that the camp is the best option for them? What can the city do besides sweeping them out?

Ron Nirenberg: https://youtu.be/Ioa1CDH5als?t=878

Greg Brockhouse: https://youtu.be/Ioa1CDH5als?t=3243

From District 1 Candidate Forum by Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition

Q: Since this fall, the City of San Antonio has spent $189,000 on clearing homeless camps, scattering communities, throwing away belongings, and dehumanizing our most vulnerable citizens. If elected, what will you do to ensure the safety and security of all citizens? https://youtu.be/h7M_h2ZgG30?t=486

Mario Bravo

Matthew Gauna

Roberto C. Treviño

From the District 2 Candidate Forum by NOWCastSA

Q: Homelessness is a problem throughout San Antonio and in District 2. Give us three specific examples of things you will do to address this problem in your first six months on the job. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=5615

Order of responses:

Chris Dawkins

Kristi Villanueva

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Pharaoh Clark

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Norris Tyrone Darden

Dori  Brown

Carl Booker

From the District 2 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters, Part 1

Q: How would you address the homeless issues?  https://youtu.be/iCKsXaHkK2g?t=2170 

Order of responses: 

Chris Dawkins 

Pharaoh J. Clark 

Kristi Villanueva 

Jada Andrews-Sullivan 

Carl Booker 

From the District 2 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters, Part 2

Q: How would you address the homeless issue?

Dori Brown: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=601

Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=680

Walter E. Perry, Sr.: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=754

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=818

From the District 4 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: How would you address the homeless issue? 5:01

Adriana Rocha Garcia: 5:09 

Curtis Mueller: 5:49 

David Tristan: 6:25

From the District 5 Candidate Forum by Westside Neighborhood Associations Coalition

Q: What would you do differently to address the housing crisis and homelessness than the approach the current council and administration have taken?

Norberto “Geremy” Landin: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=2828

Marie Crabb: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=2905

Anthony Gres: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=2987

Jason Mata: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=3068

Ricardo Moreno: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=3159

From the District 5 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: How would you address the issue of homelessness in District 5?

David Yanez: 16:12

Ricardo Moreno: 17:20

Rudy Lopez: 18:30

Ray Garza: 58:52

Jason Mata: 1:44:55

Anthony Gres: 1:45:35

Marie Crabb: 1:46:41

Norberto “Geremy” Landin: 1:47:53

From the District 6 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: How would you address the homeless issue? 11:56

Chris Baecker: 12:06

Melissa Cabello Havrda: 13:14

Robert Hernandez: 14:18