As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San Antonians feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie Villalobos from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.
SAPD Chief William McManus (Left), Congressman Lloyd Doggett, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Dist. 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, SAHA President/CEO Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, and SAHA Board Chair Ramiro Cavasos hold the 'mega-check' presented.
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An apartment building in the Wheatley Courts complex. Reconstruction will likely start next year.
The Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant will help revitalize the 71-year-old Wheatley Courts housing complex on the Eastside. 248 families call the courts home, where the average income is only $7,500 per year.
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.
The money, coming from the City of San Antonio, the federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development and the San Antonio Housing Authority, will build 208 units in total: 49 public housing units, 113 affordable units, and 46 market rate units.