San Francisco Housing Authority

SF sued over 2014 fatal fire in Sunnydale public housing

Relatives of the mother and son who were killed in a fire…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAlexandra Elvir

SF mayor’s vow to ‘quickly’ repair tower elevators remains unfulfilled

By now, Kevin Lee can guess when the elevators at Clementina Towers…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOfficers Tina To

Security upgrades at Ping Yuen housing complex follow spike in reported crime

Pleas from residents for ramped-up security measures at the Ping Yuen housing…

 

Nonprofits to take over more of city’s public housing

Nonprofit housing providers will take over operation of the majority of The…

Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoResidents walk through the open area where stone sculptures decorate the renovated Valencia Gardens public housing development in the Mission district during the opening celebration Nov. 20

Children in dilapidated public housing in SF visit ER more often, study shows

It’s well known that living in public housing in San Francisco can…

Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoResidents walk through the open area where stone sculptures decorate the renovated Valencia Gardens public housing development in the Mission district during the opening celebration Nov. 20
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerChang Jok Lee

Ping Yuen residents fear crime in Chinatown housing project

Chang Jok Lee has lived in a ground-floor apartment in Chinatown's Ping…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerChang Jok Lee
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerLeonard Helm shows a week-old Petri dish that is filled with mold that is an inch thick from his home in the Sunnydale projects.

Extra cash for SF public housing won’t fix vacancy issue, substandard conditions

Religion was not the motive behind Leonard Helm placing a Bible in…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerLeonard Helm shows a week-old Petri dish that is filled with mold that is an inch thick from his home in the Sunnydale projects.
Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoA 32-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son died in an April 16 fire after requesting the smoke detectors at their Brookdale Avenue apartment in the Sunnydale project be repaired.

Repair requests increase at San Francisco Housing Authority sites

The Housing Authority is falling behind on maintenance. Backlogged requests for repairs…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoA 32-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son died in an April 16 fire after requesting the smoke detectors at their Brookdale Avenue apartment in the Sunnydale project be repaired.
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerLateefah Barnes

After deaths, fire threats in SF public housing persist

The cockroaches in her kitchen and the spiders biting her two children…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerLateefah Barnes
Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoA 32-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son died in an April 16 fire at a Brookdale Avenue apartment in the Sunnydale project.

Public housing resident requested smoke detectors fixed before fatal fire

The mother who died along with her 3-year-old son in an April…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoA 32-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son died in an April 16 fire at a Brookdale Avenue apartment in the Sunnydale project.
Mike Koozmin/2011 S.f. Examiner file photoThe replacement of the Alice Griffith public-housing project is part of the Hope SF plan.

SF pushes forward with rebuilding of Alice Griffith housing development

The Alice Griffith public-housing development near Candlestick Park was built in 1962…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.f. Examiner file photoThe replacement of the Alice Griffith public-housing project is part of the Hope SF plan.
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDenice Delema and other residents of Holly Courts received Christmas trees for free from the Guardsmen charity group

Donated trees brighten holidays for S.F. public housing residents

Denice Delema's apartment at Holly Courts is small and dark, with windows…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDenice Delema and other residents of Holly Courts received Christmas trees for free from the Guardsmen charity group
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File photoThe Huntersview Public Housing Project

San Francisco Housing Authority set to receive break on old debt

Unpaid city bills from the Housing Authority dating to the early 1990s…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File photoThe Huntersview Public Housing Project
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerGuide Martin Ugarte shows federal housing Secretary Shaun Donovan around the Valencia Gardens housing complex Tuesday.

During San Francisco visit, HUD secretary says private sector will save public housing

San Francisco’s troubled Housing Authority may open as many as half of…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerGuide Martin Ugarte shows federal housing Secretary Shaun Donovan around the Valencia Gardens housing complex Tuesday.
S.F. Examiner file photoThe Hunters View public housing project in San Francisco.

San Francisco Housing Authority improving under federal watch, but budget crunch to continue

The City's long-troubled Housing Authority turned a fiscal corner this summer, yet…

S.F. Examiner file photoThe Hunters View public housing project in San Francisco.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. Housing Authority needs private investment, report says

Private investment is needed to improve the Housing Authority's dilapidated properties, and…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

San Francisco Housing Authority declares emergency

The commission overseeing the Housing Authority declared a "health and safety emergency"…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. Housing Authority labor disagreement is costing millions in federal funding

A standstill between powerful labor unions and the Housing Authority has delayed…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

Blistering city report rips Housing Authority

The Housing Authority has lost out on $7.5 million in federal subsidies…

Courtesy PhotoThe investigation into Henry Alvarez has not found sufficient evidence of his alleged racial discrimination and retaliation.

Discrimination not proven against ousted SF Housing Authority director

The former director of the San Francisco Housing Authority was a “discourteous”…

Courtesy PhotoThe investigation into Henry Alvarez has not found sufficient evidence of his alleged racial discrimination and retaliation.