San Antonio Housing Authority

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.


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One in four San Antonio households do not have access to the internet.

Low-income and rural communities are more prone to suffer from the "digital divide" — a disparity in access to technology and the internet — which exacerbates economic, social and political imbalances.

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The San Antonio Housing Authority unanimously chose David Nisivoccia to be its new president and CEO in December 2016. While he has been leading SAHA in an interim capacity since March 2015,  the position as head of the state's largest public housing authority is now secured.

San Antonio Housing Authority

After 15 years, the Mirasol housing development still sits on the city's Westside. Once much ballyhooed, the run-down neighborhood full of boarded and abandoned houses waits for the ominous rumble of excavators and other earth movers. But, when that might be is still in question.

The houses were plagued with problems from the beginning, from poorly designed houses without back doors to shoddy materials and cabinetry, to serious issues with foundations. 

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The San Antonio City Council has approved a retroactive ordinance requiring 36 to 48 high rise buildings in the city to retrofit with fire sprinklers. These identified buildings were built before a 1982 ordinance requiring them.  San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the building owners will have 12 years to comply.

 

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