San Antonio City Council voted on June 27 to approve four affordable housing projects to receive $17.2 million from the city’s voter-approved $150 million housing bond.

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Combined, these projects will produce or preserve 929 homes, of which 711 are affordable for families at or below 60% of the area median income, and 424 are deeply affordable for families at or below 30% AMI, which is $39,850 a year or less for a family of three.

City officials said the new housing will be supported by or located near various resources for residents and their families. The four newly approved projects are:
  • Palladium San Antonio will be a new 288-unit apartment complex at 4770 W. Military Drive. On-site services will include a food pantry, school supply giveaways, scholarship programs, health and wellness programs, income tax preparation, resume building, financial planning, notary services and after school programs. Construction is estimated to begin this summer and end in March 2026.
  • The Preserve at the Port is an existing 360-unit apartment complex at 402 Gillmore Ave., that will be improved and redeveloped as affordable housing. On-site services will include job training opportunities, partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology to bring learning experiences, community events and affordable high-speed internet. A construction schedule was not provided by city representatives.
  • Towne Twin Village is a permanent supportive housing community that the Housing First Community Coalition is developing in three phases at 4711 Dietrich Road. In all, Towne Twin Village will be a blend of tiny homes and apartment units set aside for vulnerable community members, including senior citizens; individuals who have spent time unhoused; and individuals who face chronic medical illnesses and mental health challenges, or orthopedic and mobility disabilities. Phase III, approved by council on June 27, will include 80 housing units. On site services will include a medical clinic, behavioral health services, food pantry, therapy services, dental clinic, and case workers.
  • The Commons at Acequia Trails will be a 201-apartment permanent supportive housing community, which local nonprofit SAMMinistries will build and operate on Old Corpus Christi Road near South Presa Street. Residential services will include a medical clinic, behavioral health services, food pantry, therapy services, dental clinic, workforce development and case workers.
What they’re saying

City officials said with this newest round of approved housing bond funding, the city will have invested in 4,344 new and preserved affordable housing units.

Projects being funded were evaluated on criteria such as project readiness, ensuring units can be built as quickly as possible.

“The affordable housing bond continues to make critical investments in projects that will preserve our housing stock, create new housing options and deliver additional homes to serve our most vulnerable neighbors,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a statement.

Veronica Garcia, the city’s neighborhood and housing services department director, said San Antonio needs affordable housing in all areas of the city as soon as possible.

“The awarded projects will provide job training, food and wellness programs, plus connections to public transportation, ensuring residents have ongoing support beyond housing stability,” Garcia said in a statement.