San Antonio Housing Trust Announces New Development Manager

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The San Antonio Housing Trust is pleased to welcome Seema Kairam, our new SAHT Development Manager.

Under the direction of the Director of Development, Tom Roth, Seema will take on critical new efforts such as managing our new 20-acre disability forward development at VIDA Phase II, the implementation of the new universal design inspired SAHT Multifamily Design Standards as well as working with future partnerships, policy efforts, and community engagement activities.

Seema, a New York native, first arrived in San Antonio in 2013. She moved away in 2018 to pursue the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. The fellowship offered a deep dive into housing issues, equitable development and community engagement. However, she quickly learned that San Antonio felt most like home. She returned in 2020, committed to having a positive impact in the city.

Seema is a registered architect, LEED AP BD+C and EcoDistricts AP and an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow (2018- 2020). She most recently worked as an Associate and Design Lead in the San Antonio offices of Able City Architects. At Able City, Seema was honored to lead the community engagement and design process for the Reimagine Alazan Courts Masterplan.

Seema is passionate about designing the built environment to improve quality of life and create access to opportunity for historically marginalized communities. She believes that safe, dignified housing is a necessity for every individual and family. She is an advocate for housing accessibility and affordability and is dedicated to exploring ways to expand housing opportunities.

“Seema’s architectural and project management background from the private sector along with her policy and community engagement experience in the public realm will truly be an asset to the future of our institution,” said Pete Alanis, Executive Director of the San Antonio Housing Trust. “We are thrilled to bring her perspective and talents to the San Antonio Housing Trust and look forward to her continued involvement in influencing housing policy in San Antonio.”

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