Punishing the Poor: A Community Response to San Antonio's Code Enforcement in Communities of Color


A recent University of Texas School of Law research report reveals that San Antonio’s system of code enforcement disproportionately targets the homes of low-income Black and Latinx residents. This report confirms the complaints that residents and housing activists have been making for over a decade. The report provides clear evidence of racial and class bias in San Antonio's code compliance policies and practices. Recommended pre-read–Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions at bit.ly/displacement210. Presented by the People’s Academy, a partnership between the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and UTSA, in collaboration with the Historic Westside Residents Association and the Westside Preservation Alliance. Spanish translation was provided by the RGV Language Justice Collective.


Read the report at https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/2021/11/18/ousted-san-antonio-code-enforcement/.


racial justice, code enforcement



Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (REGSS)