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Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Small-Scale Housing Development workshop to be held October 29 to address the need for affordable housing in District 5

SAN ANTONIO (October 25, 2019) –Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales has partnered with NALCAB and the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department to address the city’s need for affordable housing by targeting the investment in and development of existing homes in District 5.

xA workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at the LiftFund Community Lift Center, 2007 W Martin St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where community partners will share information about programs, services and products available for homeowners and investors.


The workshops are intended for property owners, developers, and contractors who are interested in small-scale development,” said Councilwoman Gonzales. “Investment in housing is a vital part of community development, and in District 5 that means the rehabilitation of existing housing stock, most of which was built prior to 1970.”


The affordable housing issues that San Antonio faces can’t be addressed by the City alone, so we rely on our community partners to help reach our community housing goals and our community partners include contracting companies that can undertake needed repairs for homeowners. So, letting small contractors know about available resources and programs where they can participate will help our community close the gap on needed repairs for our aging housing stock. We know we need to preserve existing homes and our existing affordable housing stock so this workshop informs more local partners in the construction trades who are needed to address the local housing need,” said Veronica Soto, Director of the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department.

The workshop was designed from feedback received at housing workshops held earlier this year.

Those interested in attending can register HERE.