Hazel Green (right), a Springview Apartments resident, finishes her final computer test. Photo by Lea Thompson

SAHA Residents Graduate With Tech Skills, Laptops

Until two weeks ago, most of the students in the ConnectHome training program had never used or owned a personal computer, but they celebrated their new found computer skills – and new MacBook Pros – during a graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro annnounces the formation of the National Housing Trust Fund. Image via HUD.

Castro: HUD Adds $174 million to National Housing Trust Fund

Amid growing calls in San Antonio to make affordable housing a key component of the city’s continuing urban core revival and Mayor Ivy Taylor’s much-anticipated SA Tomorrow plan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Monday announced a $174 million grant to the newly launched National Housing Trust Fund.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro speaks to the crowd. Photo by Scott Ball.

Google Fiber Coming to Public Housing in San Antonio

Five San Antonio public housing communities will soon have access to some of the fastest Internet speeds in the country, for free. Google Fiber and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday morning that five San Antonio Housing Authority developments will receive 1,000-megabits-per-second Internet service through ConnectHome.