"The lifelong San Antonio resident, whose parents and grandparents all called the city home, is part of a continuing movement from the left to assert itself electorally around the nation. Victories at the federal level—particularly from “The Squad,” four prominent women of color in Congress who have championed policies addressing climate change, increasing the minimum wage, and cancelli
"I am running to represent District 5 because we must prioritize the needs of working families by investing in neighborhoods, housing, streets and other key infrastructure. This means some existing funds must be reallocated from the criminalization of poverty and the subsidization of corporations into home rehabilitation programs, public works, Metro Health, youth services and other c
"Teri Castillo of the Historic Westside Residents Association paints a more drastic picture of un-affordability. If HUD’s regional AMI, which is $72,000 for a family of four, is inflated when compared to only San Antonio incomes, then it’s absurdly inflated when used to build housing in San Antonio’s poorest neighborhoods."
Authors: Carson Bolding and Ben Olivo
"“The displacement of our neighborhoods and local businesses does not happen on its own,” Castillo told the council last week. “Displacement happens when there is an imbalance in up-zoning that benefits the real estate market and not working people and local businesses.”"
Author: Ben Olivo
"More than two dozen Alazán-Apache Courts residents and neighborhood advocates attended the commission’s meeting to call for a moratorium on evictions and fees until a third-party investigates what some called “unreasonable” and “inhumane” policies and practices."
Author: Iris Dimmick
"There is an urgent need to shift substantial city, state and federal funds into housing repair programs to shield communities from displacement. As gentrification makes its way into the West Side, we must acknowledge that West Side and South Side residents are vulnerable to accelerated housing displacement."
Author: Teri Castillo