A housing New Deal
Ed Hinojosa, Jr.
San Antonio Housing Authority
Oct. 18, 2021
In a 1938 poem to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Father Carmelo A. Tranchese, a Jesuit priest and pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on the city’s historic West Side, expressed his gratitude for help to bring public housing to San Antonio. The poem read, in part, “Because of the great benefits which he has bestowed on San Antonio, Texas.”
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