San Antonio Homeowners, Neighborhoods Prepare For Pressures Of Gentrification
Development and rapid population growth are putting more vulnerable San Antonio neighborhoods increasingly at risk for gentrification.
Signs around the West Side of San Antonio declare "Mi barrio no se vende" ("My neighborhood isn't for sale") but with rising property taxes and perpetual "buy as is" offers, many houses in near downtown neighborhoods are being sold, remodled and flipped.
What should homeowners know and do to prepare for the latest wave of gentrification? What resources are available?
How are community groups working together to protect and preserve neighborhoods, and prevent the displacement of San Antonio residents?
- Shirley Gonzales, San Antonio City Council representative for District 5
- Kristi Villanueva, president of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Daniel Ibarra, coordinator of the Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC) Housing Center
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This interview was recorded on Monday, May 20, 2019.