Census data from 2018 showed that 20 percent of residents in the city of San Antonio lived below the poverty line, an increase from 17.3 percent in 2017.
More than 70 people gathered for “Capitalism: A Tool for Social Justice,” presented by the Young Professionals Network of LiftFund.
Bexar County Commissioners voted to hire a consultant and form a committee as it considers policies to addresses affordable housing needs.
Housing directly impacts all other opportunities within a person’s life – that was the premise of Sunday’s Dreamweek event, Redeeming the American Dream.
A panel of urban experts analyzed ways in which communities can better influence how development proceeds to the benefit of all socioeconomic groups.
San Antonio is expected to gain 1 million people by 2040 and the City is planning to annex 66 square miles of commercial and residential areas.
The City of San Antonio is on track to make itself the fifth largest city in the nation by annexing five of the fastest-growing unincorporated areas of Bexar County, a plan first announced last year that will expand the city’s geographic footprint by 66 square miles and add an estimated 200,000 people to its population base.
The so-called Gentrification Task Force, for all intents and purposes, completed its task Thursday afternoon as the City Council unanimously accepted its report and created a commission to carry out its short and long term recommendations aimed at mitigating the possible effects that revitalization has on low-income neighborhoods, namely: displacement of low-income residents and the loss of historic and/or cultural identity of communities.