From FOX 29 San Antonio:
After several years of turmoil, progress is being made on the reimagined Alazan Courts on the near Westside.
The Courts have been the subject of discontent from residents who are desperate for better living conditions.
For Pearl Antu, a single mother who has lived at Alazan for five years, help can't come soon enough.
"I have four kids in a two-bedroom right now," she says.
Antu pays just $115 a month to live at Alazan. She was pleased to learn her rent won't go up when the $120-$150 million renovation project is complete.
"I'm happy with how it's going," she says. "It's just that there's still a couple of things that we're getting around to."
Since architectural firm Able City took over the design portion of rebuilding the dilapidated 83-year-old complex with Opportunity Home (formerly the San Antonio Housing Authority), residents have been pleased their opinions are being used in the new plans.
"I'm very impressed with the way that Opportunity Home and Able City have interacted with tenants," says Kayla Miranda, another Alazan-Apache Courts resident. "I think there's a little more on the community side that could be improved. I have my reservations on the designs. They will be knocking down several buildings that are currently in flood plains."
Read Fox 29 San Antonio's article "Reimagined Alazan Courts getting new tenant-influenced $150 million redesign," featuring Opportunity Home San Antonio.