Access to affordable and safe housing is a right, not a luxury. Whether you have lived in District 5 for months or for generations, as a renter or as a homeowner, you have undoubtedly felt the impact of rising rents and property taxes, both of which are quickly outpacing stagnant wages. District 5 is a treasure trove of culture, community, art, and linear creekways, and we must ensure that legacy businesses, as well as the very people who are the fabric of District 5, can afford to live here. We must implement bold measures to mitigate community displacement. It is imperative, too, that we acknowledge San Antonio’s housing crisis and increasing homeless population are deeply interconnected. We must implement humane and evidence-based solutions to ensure we keep San Antonio residents housed and tenant protections strong.
Together with community, we will:
West Side Neighborhood Associations Coalition 2019 Holiday Party at Arizona Cafe