1102 El Paso St. | #AdelanteWestside
For decades, the near Westside has been known for its colorful murals depicting residents over generations, their local bakeries with the best pan dulce and the pride that illuminates from the neighborhood residents. But also over the decades, the growth around the city has left the beautiful Westside behind where lack of investment in the community has been evident.
The chipped paint and aging infrastructure are signs of a community left behind while economic integration and social mobility move neighborhoods forward in other parts of the city.
According to a recent study supported by the San Antonio Area Asset Funders Network (AFN), residents in the 78207 zip code have below average outcomes in employment, health insurance coverage, income and education.
Reinvesting in the 78207 community is necessary to increase opportunities for all its residents to have a brighter future.
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is excited to spearhead the development of Alazan Lofts, a new 88-unit community, and expand the quality of affordable housing.
SAHA partnered with the NRP Group and garnered 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to build the development.
Alazan Lofts will be an example of a modern, affordable housing development with amenities such as a community center, central heating and air conditioning and other conveniences older developments built in the 30s and 40s lack.
SAHA values the residents of the Alazan community and believes in investing in housing, education and growth opportunities for generations to come.
Be a part of the conversation on social media by using and following #AdelanteWestside.
The new development will have 80 affordable units (40 public housing units) and 8 market-rate units.
8 | 1 bedroom
58 | 2 bedrooms
22 | 3 bedrooms
Jan. 28, 2019
Preliminary discussions on the possibility of Alazan Lofts were discussed with residents during a community meeting.
Feb. 27, 2019
SAHA staff met with Alazan neighborhood residents to discuss its submission for a 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit grant and its plans to bring new affordable housing to the community.
Nov. 14, 2019
SAHA returned to the Alazan community to unveil new architectural design concepts and three color palette concepts for the buildings.
April 29, 2020
Approximately 30 participants attended a virtual meeting on April 29, 2020, to provide suggestions for a new name for Alazan Lofts.
Stay tuned! We can’t wait to announce the new name of Alazan Lofts!
|2017||SAHA began discussions of increasing affordable housing options on the Westside of San Antonio.|
|JAN. 2018||SAHA hosts public meeting to propose Alazan Lofts to community.|
|FEB. 2018||San Antonio City Council approves SAHA to pursue Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Tax Credit funding.|
|JULY 2018||Tax Credits not awarded.|
|FEB. 2019||San Antonio City Council approves SAHA to pursue TDHCA Tax Credit funding for a second time.|
|MARCH 2019||SAHA and NRP submitted an application for 9% tax credits to TDHCA.|
|MAY 2019||SAHA residents appealed and persuaded the TDHCA Board to overturn staff recommendations to decline the Alazan Lofts tax credit application.|
|JULY 2019||TDHCA awards tax credits to the Alazan Lofts development.|
|AUG. 2019||SAHA residents stood in support with Alazan Lofts as it cleared City Council approval for zoning.|
|MAY 2020||SAHA hosts final community meeting to help rename Alazan Lofts.|
|JUNE 2020||SAHA and NRP to close on the development.|
|JULY 2020||Construction is expected to begin.|
|APRIL 2021||Leasing is expected to begin.|
|OCT. 2021||Construction is expected to be completed.|
BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION
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