Westside homeowners benefit from faculty and student housing research

December 16, 2020

UTSA Today

Through housing outreach and community-based research, UTSA is raising awareness of title issues, predatory buying, and tax exemption opportunities for West Side homeowners while also helping many families clear or keep a clean title to their homes.

These efforts date back to 2019 when UTSA created the Westside Community Partnerships Initiative to develop academic, research and community outreach programs shaped to address the unique needs of the West Side neighborhoods. UTSA students and faculty participated in a door-to-door housing outreach workshop that was among the first activities based at UTSA’s Westside Community Center in October 2019. District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales established a pilot housing program that brought UTSA into the effort.

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