Modern linked mass transit, improved infrastructure and a concerted effort to preserve and maintain our historic buildings, parks and open spaces complement smart growth patterns.
The result is a livable and vibrant community that is strongly connected to its past and maintains its small town feel.
- For strategies and policies available to the Texas Community in addressing displacement, visit The Uprooted Project, an initiative of The University of Texas at Austin.
- WalkScore® shares more information about San Antonio’s score here.
- The Trust for Public Land shares more on San Antonio’s park access here.
- The City of San Antonio’s Neighborhood & Housing Services Department shares resources on coordinated housing efforts, local anti-displacement efforts, and assistance resources.
- Kicked Out is a three-part series from San Antonio Express-News that investigates the surge of evictions in Bexar County, which outpace Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
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When we disaggregate housing burden by age of residents, we see disparities in cost for owners and renters. For homeowners, costs can include: mortgage, second mortgage, real estate taxes, insurance, association fees, and utilities. For renters, costs can include rent and utilities. Of all seniors 65+ who rent, 54% are cost burdened, while approximately 21% of seniors who own their home are cost burdened. Further, the difference in cost burden for those who own their homes versus those who rent, when disaggregated by race, is nearly two times.