A Little Louder Podcast Episode 40: Demolition Deluge in San Antonio

A Little Louder is back with our latest episode and we are talking demolitions in San Antonio.

On this week’s show, John is joined by Heather Way, co-director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, to give us details on the report “Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions.”

This new report from Way and the ECDC describes the outsized demolitions happening in San Antonio – specifically located in Black and Latino neighborhoods of the city. There have been hundreds of “orders to vacate” and “orders to demolish” that the City of San Antonio has issued between 2015 – 2020; these numbers far higher than other metropolitan areas in the state like Houston, Austin, and Dallas combined.

In addition to Professor Way, A Little Louder also welcomes Texas Housers’ South Texas Regional Director Mia Loseff to the podcast to talk about how our organization contributed to the report, what local organizers and community activists are doing to counteract demolitions, and our extensive work in San Antonio.

You can listen to Episode 40: ‘Demolition Deluge in San Antonio’ below or wherever you get your podcasts.

1 Comment

  1. Dallas residents, African American/ Latino went through this same subterfuge in the late 1990s into 2015. Properties sold to North Side real estate developers with help from private investors flipping properties. And as usual minority families suffered the indignities of creating tent cities west of DFW. Families lied to by Dallas City Council reps as well as Dallas County politicos. It’s a sordid story of deceit, greed, all built on a monolith of lying politicians on all fronts. Mordidas too large. “Y todos los politicos con las manos en la masa.”

    I live in San Antonio. I like a good fight. Vamos adelante.

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