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Leadership at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph has announced new measures to rein in Hunt Military Communities, a private housing contractor that manages some 300 homes there.

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Eight military families who claim they were sickened by mold, vermin and other toxins while living in privately-managed housing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Laughlin Air Force Base are now upping the ante in court. 

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Renters are also impacted by the lack of affordable housing in San Antonio. In 2016, about 27 families were evicted every day. What are the legal options for someone facing eviction?

The $325 million dollar plan is funded by private companies and is expected to result in renovations to 16,000 homes on seven Army posts.

The Institute for Alternative Futures

A recent report details multiple possible scenarios for San Antonio's future through 2035, each accounting for different potential changes, disruptions and investments in human progress and human services. Can we craft an equitable, successful future for San Antonio in 2035 by building a “future-proof” model today?

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One in five homeowners and more than half of renters in San Antonio are burdened by housing costs. What does that mean for the families who live on the margins?

From Texas Standard:

Last Monday, a piece of news broke that would have seemed impossible 100 years ago. Sears, once America’s dominant retailer, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy thanks to declining revenue and massive debts. The Sears-Roebuck catalog was long a staple of American coffee tables – there wasn’t much you couldn’t get from it. And that includes your very own home.

From Texas Standard.

Because 1968 was such a historic year, 2018 is packed with momentous 50th anniversaries. It was a year of ideological divides, assassinations, Vietnam – and a Texan in the White House tasked with leading the country through it all.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Rapid growth and development is changing the livelihood in Texas, especially San Antonio, which is expecting at least 1 million more residents by 2040

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A small army of volunteers and community organizations attempted to count San Antonio's homeless population Thursday night. The process, known as the point-in-time count, is conducted in many communities throughout Texas and the nation.