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San Francisco Housing Authority: Huge Deficit, Work-Order Backlog, Labor Negotiations on Agenda

June 18, 2013 | 3:20 pm

San Francisco Housing Authority: Huge Deficit, Work-Order Backlog, Labor Negotiations on Agenda

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The agency that supplies public housing to thousands of low-income residents in San Francisco is under intense pressure to get its own house in order. Last week, tenants of the city’s Housing Authority testified at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing about their struggles with roaches and rodents, leaks and mold. Two recent audits say […]

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Audit of San Francisco Housing Authority Finds Financial, Program Mismanagement

June 4, 2013 | 8:35 am

Audit of San Francisco Housing Authority Finds Financial, Program Mismanagement

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A performance audit of the San Francisco Housing Authority finds that management problems at the federally funded program have led to a serious shortage of funds and a lack of oversight, vision and planning. Released Monday, the audit examines how well the Housing Authority is managing its $210 million budget and keeping up with the […]

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Bedbugs and Asbestos: A San Francisco Public Housing Resident’s Odyssey

June 4, 2013 | 6:00 am

Bedbugs and Asbestos: A San Francisco Public Housing Resident’s Odyssey

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On Tuesday, the city’s legislative analyst released a damning audit of San Francisco’s Housing Authority. Federal regulators are working with the agency to better manage its money and properties, which house about 31,000 people. Many tenants live in housing plagued by crime and blight, and have long complained about how hard it is just to […]

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Campos Hopes SF Housing Authority Audit Will Bring Transparency, Improved Service

June 3, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Campos Hopes SF Housing Authority Audit Will Bring Transparency, Improved Service

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Updated on June 4: An audit of the San Francisco Housing Authority finds that the program is about to run out of money, and has serious problems with management, oversight, vision and planning. Released Monday, the audit examines how well San Francisco’s Housing Authority is managing its multimillion-dollar budget and keeping up with the property […]

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San Francisco Housing Authority Director Terminated

April 10, 2013 | 10:11 am

San Francisco Housing Authority Director Terminated

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The question dragged on for months: Should Henry Alvarez remain in charge of the San Francisco Housing Authority? Finally. on Tuesday the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission voted unanimously to terminate Alvarez’s contract, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The Chronicle took some credit for the decision, touting its “myriad stories” that, well, chronicled the allegations […]

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January 24, 2013 | 8:32 am

A.M. Splash: Alameda Co. Closes ‘Sweepstakes’ Cafes; Lawsuit Charges SF Housing Corruption; ACLU Calls for More English Classes

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Alameda County ready to close Internet ‘sweepstakes’ cafes (Hayward Daily Review) Less than a year after Net Connection Internet cafe opened its doors on Hesperian Boulevard, county officials are trying to close it and a string of similar businesses in unincorporated neighborhoods after the state declared them illegal gambling operations. Net Connection sells customers Internet […]

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