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SF Housing Authority in Crisis


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The Alice Griffith housing project in San Francisco, California.
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The Alice Griffith housing project in San Francisco, California.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission voted unanimously to fire its embattled chief, Henry Alvarez. Alvarez faces three employee lawsuits and complaints of bullying, as well as a federal investigation into allegations of illegal contracting. We look at the financial emergency confronting the Housing Authority, and the future and state of public housing in California and across the nation.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of California Housing Partnership Corporation, which helps nonprofit and government housing agencies create, acquire and preserve housing affordable to lower income households
  • Rose Dennis, public information officer for the San Francisco Housing Authority
  • Sara Shortt, executive director of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, a tenants rights organization that offers free counseling for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing, including rent-control, public housing and Section 8

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