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San Antonio Homeowners, Neighborhoods Prepare For Pressures Of Gentrification

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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?

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This interview was recorded on Monday, May 20, 2019

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi