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SAN ANTONIO (November 8, 2019) — District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan released the following statement regarding the approval of the Housing First Community Coalition’s program, Housing First Communitas:
“The approval of the Housing First Communitas is truly a wonderful and much needed success for District 2,” said the Councilwoman. “This will have a magnificent impact by providing housing to our city’s homeless population, one of the most vulnerable communities in the City of San Antonio in a way that does not adversely impact the surrounding neighborhood.”
On Thursday November 7, during the Council’s A-Session, the Council approved the establishment of the Housing First Communitas, a set of housing units meant to provide homes to roughly 125 homeless citizens at a time.
“This is about dignity. Every day, our field offices receive calls wondering, ‘When will you do something about the homeless population,’ ‘What is your plan for the homeless?’ This isn’t about forcing homeless people to relocate or hiding them away. It is about addressing the root cause of homelessness and making a transition back into the workforce a stronger reality. There is no one step solution and this is not a task that any of us can accomplish alone. We need to become the city that leads with compassion and respect, that offers shelter to those in need, that believes in the value of every individual who steps foot into our city, and makes choices to make the lives of our constituents a little bit easier. And today, with the help of our community leaders and organizations that have been doing the work, we took a huge step towards fulfilling that mission.”