Choice Neighborhood Grant http://tpr.org en President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-elaborates-east-side-promise-zone-initiative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Barack Obama has selected five areas in the country to be "promise zones" designed to revitalize economically and educationally distressed areas. The East Side of San Antonio has been selected as one.</p><p>During a news conference, the president named the East Side specifically, pointing out that 40 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma and crime is 50 percent higher in that part of town.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:48:04 +0000 Joey Palacios 24864 at http://tpr.org President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-one-five-cities-earn-presidential-promise-zone-designation <p>On Thursday President Barack Obama will announce that San Antonio is one of five promise zones that will receive additional tools to help revive struggling and impoverished neighborhoods.</p><p>The other promise zone's are: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.</p><p>The announcement by the White House means that the zones will get tax incentives and grants to help places like San Antonio's Eastside build better neighborhoods, residential areas and businesses.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:09:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24784 at http://tpr.org San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation Pre-K Board Green Lights Study Of East Side Facility To Complement Program http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-board-green-lights-study-east-side-facility-complement-program <p>The Pre-K 4 SA board has voted to initiate a six-month study on a facility at St. Philip’s College.</p><p>The purpose of the study will be to find out how the facility could assist San Antonio’s new education initiative in providing educational benefits to the city’s four-year-old population.</p><p>"The St. Philips site is not really a fifth site because the footprint is much smaller," said Elaine Mendoza, the board’s chairperson.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:15:11 +0000 Ryan Loyd 15075 at http://tpr.org Pre-K Board Green Lights Study Of East Side Facility To Complement Program New Housing Development Another Piece of East Side Redevelopment http://tpr.org/post/new-housing-development-another-piece-east-side-redevelopment <p>Phase two of a $29.4 million mixed-income housing development will be constructed on the East Side off I-35 and Walters, near Woodard Park.</p><p>The money, coming from the City of San Antonio, the federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development and the <a href="http://www.saha.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Housing Authority</a>, will build 208 units in total: 49 public housing units, 113 affordable units, and 46 market rate units.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:52:02 +0000 Ryan Loyd 350 at http://tpr.org New Housing Development Another Piece of East Side Redevelopment