HUD

Paul Flahive

The San Antonio Housing Authority cut the ribbon Friday on what it is billing as the largest reconstruction effort on the city's west side in a decade.

 

SAHA opened five single family homes starting in price around $125,000 and boasting dozens of energy efficient features, including Energy Star-rated appliances, green building materials, and sealed ventilation systems.


Pixabay

On a single night in January, 23,548 people experienced homelessness in Texas, a 1.8 percent increase over last year, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


From Texas StandardIn 2012, the mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro, won a spot at the Democratic National Convention. He gave a keynote address that would propel him into the national spotlight – in a similar way that Sen. Barack Obama's speech had some eight years before. Castro's rising profile was reaffirmed when President Obama tapped him to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2014.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in his incoming administration.

"Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement released Monday. "We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities."

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages