City of San Antonio

Housing Commission Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:30 AM VIA Board Room; 1021 San Pedro

The Housing Commission is charged with overseeing and guiding the implementation of San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework. As part of that charge, the Commission helps engage the public on this work.

Shirley Gonzales, Board Chair
Robert Abraham, At Large
Kristin Davila, At large
Taneka Nikki Johnson, At Large
Amanda Lee Keammerer, At Large
Pedro Alanis, San Antonio Housing Trust Appointee
Jeffrey Arndt, VIA Metro Appointee
Edelmiro Hinojosa, Jr., San Antonio Housing Authority Appointee
Sarah Sanchez, Greater SATX Appointee

Housing Commission meetings are held virtually and in-person when possible. The public will be able to attend virtually or in- person, subject to occupancy restrictions which vary by location. Links to participate virtually in English or Spanish are available at:


Guidelines for participating in Public Comment:

Public comment may be provided in English, Spanish, or another language through any of the following methods:

1. Submit written comments 24 hours before the meeting. Written comments can be submitted multiple ways:
• By email to
• On our webpage at
• By mail or dropped off at the Neighborhood & Housing Services Department, 110 W. Houston.

Written statements can be up to 300 words. Please include your full name, email address, phone number, and the item number you wish to speak on. Comments can be submitted in English, Spanish, or any other language.

2. Leave a voice message by dialing (210) 207-7950 up to 3 hours before the meeting.
Your message can be up to three minutes long and will be played during the meeting. Please include your full name, home or work address, and the item number you wish to speak on, if applicable.

3. Give your comments live during the meeting. Sign up by calling (210) 207-7950 up to 3 hours before the meeting or by attending in person up until the meeting begins.
Please include your full name, phone number to which to call you during the session, and the item number on which you would like to speak. City staff will call you when your item is up for discussion but cannot guarantee a specific time. You will be given up to three minutes to provide your comments.

When providing public comment, please note the following:
1) The length of time for public comment is at the Chair's discretion.
2) Members of the public may provide comment on any agenda item, consistent with procedural rules governing the Housing Commission Meeting meetings and state law. This means comments must be made in relation to a specific agenda item. When signing up to speak the item number you which to comment on should be included and comments must be made to the full commission rather than individual members of the commission.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from the San Antonio Housing Commission meeting on {September 22, 2021}
Public Comments
Briefing and Possible Action on the following items
Briefing on the City's Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP) and next steps [Verónica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Briefing and possible action related to the appointment of members to the Removing Barriers to Affordable Housing subcommittee of the Housing [Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department]
Briefing related to recommended changes to the City’s policy for the issuance of Resolutions of Support and Resolutions of No Objection for applicants seeking Housing Tax Credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs [Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Director’s Report: (a) Follow-up questions asked during the Housing Commission meeting on September 22, 2021; (b) HUD Rule Changes; (c) Update on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funds; (d) Upcoming Meetings. [Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department]
Briefing related to the SA Ready to Work Program [Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department]

At any time during the meeting, the Housing Commission Meeting may meet in executive session for consultation with the City Attorney's Office concerning attorney client matters under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
This meeting site is wheelchair accessible.   Auxiliary Aids and Services, including Deaf interpreters, must be requested forty-eight [48] hours prior to the meeting. For assistance, call (210) 207-7268 or 711 Texas Relay Service for the Deaf.
Intérpretes en español estarán disponibles durante la junta del consejo de la ciudad para los asistentes que lo requieran. También se proveerán intérpretes para los ciudadanos que deseen exponer su punto de vista al consejo de la ciudad. Para más información, llame al (210) 207-7253