Dr. Carey Latimore, Associate Professor of History at Trinity University, shares 5 minutes of insight on the history of “redlining” neighborhoods in San Antonio. This racially motivated practice impacts the needs and development of neighborhoods from the Depression until now.
On October 22, 2020 ISAA hosted CoSA Interim Affordable Housing Director Sara Wamsley and CoSA Housing Commissioner Dr. Paul Furukawa to address the extraordinary increase in rental assistance needs during COVID-19. Sara shared a wealth of helpful information that can be found at this link. ISAA.EvictionsAndEHAP.10.22.2020
A one-click wonder: San Antonio Community Resource Directory (this is truly amazing!)
San Antonio’s Legacy of Racial and Economic Segregation – A video lecture by Dr. Christine Drennon
Jewish Textual Resources on Homelessness, Affordable Housing and Gentrification- Rabbi David Komerofsky
“Ten Strategies to End Chronic Homelessness” – United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Social Justice Resource Center – An American Catholic resource addressing such issues as economic justice, environment, gun violence, health care, human trafficking, and hunger
“Teaching Tolerance” – A Resource for Educators
“The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods” – Peter Block & John McKnight
Burchell, Robert; Downs, Anthony. Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development. Island Press, 2005.
Chakrabarti, Vishaan. A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Metropolis Book, 2013.
Crandall, George. Fixing Your City: Creating Thriving Neighborhoods and Adapting to a Changing World. Fuller Press, 2019.
Katz, Bruce; Nowak, Jeremy. The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism. The Brookings Institution, 2017.
Sennett, Richard. Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Sharkey, Patrick. Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality. University of Oregon Press, 2013.
Managing Gentrification – Urban Land Institute, 2006
INTERFAITH PRAYER FOR 2020, TO BE SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAILY #SATXPrays Sign up and join your voice on the day of your choice. https://signup.com/go/REWXWEu Greetings San Antonio (please introduce yourself including your congregation &/or faith tradition). Today I...Read more
COVID Vaccine: SA Faith Leaders to build Community Confidence (as of December 17, 2020) INTRODUCTION Archbishop Garcia-Siller, other faith leaders and local bishops (~70 clergy) are stepping forward to publicize their taking of the vaccine via local and social...Read more
August 2020 Interfaith San Antonio Alliance has offered faithful public support for the work of San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework. In 2018 we were asked by Housing Policy Task Force Chair Lourdes Castro Ramirez to help “ensure accountability to the...Read more
Grace Notes and Possibilities 1. Project Background and Description Rev. Paul Escamilla, pastor of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church of San Antonio, TX determined to lean into living co-COVID instead of being ‘on hold’ until the pandemic passed. He...Read more
Candid Clergy Conversations on Racial JusticeAn effort toward understanding by Rev. Kan’Dace Brock and Rev. Wyndee HolbrookSan Antonio, TX June 2020 After sharing their respective concerns for the care of Black people in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s...Read more