Alazán Courts Get a Second Chance

Dream Week banner "Preserving Places of Color" showing Alazan Courts, St. James AME Church foundations, and the Woolworth Building

Promising news for residents and supporters of Alazán Courts came yesterday when the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) cancelled its contract with NRP Group.  This change in plan allows the housing authority to rethink its approach.  We hope this reset will include meaningful input from the Westside community and a serious look into the benefits of rehabilitation.

These 1940s buildings, listed as one of  the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2020, provide affordable housing to some of the Westside’s most vulnerable residents.

Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould recently spoke about the history and efforts to save Los Courts in the Dream Week panel discussion, “Places of Color: Preserving San Antonio’s Underrepresented Narratives.”

You can make a difference by contacting SAHA and District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales to support rehab of the oldest and largest public housing complex still standing in San Antonio.  This site is an important part of our city’s Mexican American history and community.

Read more at the San Antonio Heron and KSAT.

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