How San Antonio’s Oldest Public Housing Project Shaped West Side Culture

The 70-year-old complex is due for redevelopment. But community members fear the disruption that process will cause.

By Norma MartinezOctober 9, 2018 9:30 am| , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Alazán-Apache Courts was the first public housing project in San Antonio. It was built in 1941, after San Antonio priest Carmelo Tranchese lobbied Eleanor Roosevelt to create affordable housing in San Antonio’s impoverished, mostly Mexican-American West Side.

A new exhibit “Los Courts” highlights the residents and culture that grew out of the projects.

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