District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales initiated a pilot program to help West Side residents on a wide range of housing issues such as home ownership and property rehabilitation. The Policy Studies Center housed under the College of Public Policy will assist residents with navigating through the title process. Homeowners who want to rehabilitate their homes find that they may have a lien on their property. Before they can obtain loans for the work, they must work on title issues.
The College is a partner along with the Mexican American Unity Council, the financial institution LiftFund and the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders.
"These are proven organizations with impressive records of success that are leveraging additional resources to make a strong effort addressing generational inequities that have lead to San Antonio's distinction as the country's most economically segregated city," said Councilwoman Gonzales."