Screwed

A lawsuit against the city highlights an affordable-housing program's decades of mismanagement — and the middle-class homeowners who lost out as a result.

A condominium building at Goldmine Hill, a residential complex in Diamond Heights where many homeowners are suing the Mayor’s Office of Housing.
Frank Gaglione
A condominium building at Goldmine Hill, a residential complex in Diamond Heights where many homeowners are suing the Mayor’s Office of Housing.

Not that the question is just about dollars and cents. For Lund, who opted not to get involved in the lawsuit, there's something more personal involved here. Something about government skating from its responsibilities to those it claims to help, an impression that she and others like her are paying the price for an embarrassing saga of bureaucratic failure. "It's as if I'm the caretaker for the Mayor's Office of Housing for not doing their job," she said.

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