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Physical Address / Correo / Dirección Física
City Hall, 4th Floor
100 Military Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone / Teléfono
210.207.8980

Staff / Personal

  • Trey Jacobson 
    Chief of Staff
  • Marisa Bono
    Chief of Policy
  • Victoria Gonzalez 
    Sr. Policy Advisor

To address the pressing housing challenges facing our City, in August 2017, Mayor Ron Nirenberg established the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force. The Task Force will develop a comprehensive and compassionate housing policy roadmap and lead a policy-making process grounded in community, data, and best practices to address the full spectrum of housing.

The Task Force recognizes that San Antonio prospers when we foster healthy, resilient, sustainable, economically-integrated neighborhoods by preserving affordable housing, expanding housing supply for all, preventing displacement of low-income residents, and building infrastructure that increases connectivity and mobility

Working in tandem with City staff, housing policy consultants, local stakeholders, the Task Force will to develop policy recommendations for eventual consideration by City Council and the public at large. Their working meetings are open to the public and designated community input sessions will be scheduled. It is expected that final recommendations will be delivered in mid- 2018.

The Task Force is led by Lourdes Castro Ramírez, former SAHA CEO and former principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Members of the panel are private and public sector experts on the topic, including Jim Bailey, associate principal, Alamo Architects; María Antonietta Berriozábal, former City Council member; Gene Dawson, Jr., owner of Pape-Dawson Engineering; and Noah Garcia, senior vice president, Vantage Bank.

“I am excited about the energy and interest community members have shown in wanting to tackle this issue together — it’s critical to the future of our city that we do this well and that we do it now.” - Mayor Ron Nirenberg

Para abordar los apremiantes desafíos de vivienda que enfrenta nuestra ciudad, en agosto de 2017, el Alcalde Ron Nirenberg estableció El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Politica de Vivienda del Alcalde. El Grupo de trabajo desarrollará una hoja de ruta de políticas de vivienda integral y compasiva y liderará un proceso de formulación de políticas basado en la comunidad, los datos y las mejores prácticas para abordar todo el espectro de la vivienda.

El Grupo de Trabajo reconoce que San Antonio prospera cuando fomentamos vecindarios saludables, resilientes, sostenibles y económicamente integrados al preservar viviendas asequibles, expandir el suministro de vivienda para todos, evitar el desplazamiento de residentes de bajos ingresos y construir infraestructura que aumente la conectividad y movilidad

Trabajando en conjunto con el personal de la Ciudad, consultores de políticas de vivienda y partes interesadas locales, el Grupo de Trabajo desarrollará recomendaciones de políticas para una eventual consideración por parte del Concejo Municipal y el público en general. Sus reuniones de trabajo están abiertas al público y se programarán las sesiones de aportación de la comunidad designadas. Se espera que las recomendaciones finales se entreguen a mediados de 2018.

El Grupo de Trabajo está dirigido por Lourdes Castro Ramírez, ex presidenta ejecutiva de SAHA y ex vicesecretaria adjunta principal del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE. UU. Los miembros del panel son expertos del sector público y privado sobre el tema, incluidos Jim Bailey, director asociado, Alamo Architects; María Antonietta Berriozábal, ex concejala; Gene Dawson, Jr., dueño de Pape-Dawson Engineering; y Noah Garcia, vicepresidente sénior de Vantage Bank. Add timeline graphic

"Estoy entusiasmado con la energía y el interés que los miembros de la comunidad han demostrado al querer abordar este tema juntos: es fundamental para el futuro de nuestra ciudad que lo hagamos bien y que lo hagamos ahora". - Alcalde Ron Nirenberg

Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force Vision Statement

San Antonio will be a place of opportunity for all current and future residents where people have a right to place and to meaningful participation in decisions that impact the places where they live.  Everyone will have a place to call home. The city will lead the nation in creating healthy neighborhoods, connected communities and shared prosperity. Housing will be decent, safe, affordable and stable, delivered through a sustainable system. There will be collaborative efforts between the public, private and non-profit sectors to ensure that affordable housing alternatives are available throughout our city.  Policies will exist that create access to education, transportation and preserve neighborhoods and cultural resources.

Mayor’s Housing Task Force Mission Statement

  • The Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force will lead a policy-making process grounded in community, data, and best practices that will address the full spectrum of housing. The process will include a commitment to inclusive community engagement that will engender trust.​
  • The collaborative decision-making process will gather information from San Antonio residents, housing stakeholders and housing experts that will contribute to and result in comprehensive and compassionate recommendations that allow for all residents to live in dignity.​
  • The Task Force will assess the need, establish priorities, assure the equitable distribution of resources, and encourage investment that preserves the heritage of neighborhoods.  It will challenge rising housing costs and historic inequity, develop public, private and non-profit sector responses, measure results and advance meaningful opportunity strategies.​
  • The Task Force recognizes that San Antonio prospers when we foster healthy, resilient, sustainable, economically-integrated neighborhoods by preserving affordable housing, expanding housing supply for all, preventing displacement of low-income residents, and building infrastructure that increases connectivity and mobility.

Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force Timeline 2017-18