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San Francisco Housing Authority

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Users Can Get Booted From Public Housing at Any Time

    Medical marijuana users enjoy protection from criminal prosecution under California law -- but that's about it. A medical cannabis patient can be fired solely for using the preferred drug at any time, and any medical marijuana user living in public housing can be evicted at any time. And yes, this a ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2011
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    July 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    S.F. Housing Authority Given Deadline to Improve Section 8 Housing

    San Francisco's own money pit​It has been well documented over the years that San Francisco's Housing Authority is in shambles; it can't collect rent on time, it can't keep records on file, and it hasn't been training its staff. And while federal authorities -- every year -- issue  reports de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

    This sucks​It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. might be surpassing the SFHA's notoriousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Housing Rights Committee Wants San Francisco Renters to Party

    Rent Party!​Rent is due on the 1st, but if you don't mind shelling out cash on the 26th, it is for a good cause. Riffing off Jimmy McMilllian's The Rent Is Too Damn High Party, the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco is holding a fundraiser to benefit the organization. The event is on Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Public Housing Dwellers Still Aren't Paying Rent -- Or Getting Evicted

    If you set Rent in San Francisco, it might be called Not Paying Rent ​Back in September, the famously beleaguered San Francisco Housing Authority initiated a monthlong freeze on evicting residents from public housing sites -- even if tenants hadn't paid rent in a decade.This amnesty was supposed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Breaking News: S.F. Seeks $1.1 Billion Cash Stimulus for Airport, Lennar -- Nothing for Decrepit Public Housing

    Mayor Gavin Newsom has identified projects requiring more than than $1 billion in funds from the projected federal stimulus package, citing worthy money pits such as downtown transit; upgrading the city's water system; airport upgrades; and building sidewalks and sewage ditches at the former Hunters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    SF Weekly Exclusive -- It's Official: San Francisco Repeats as Soweto USA

    By Matt SmithFor the third year running San Francisco has managed its public housing as the equivalent of a Third World slum. New information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development confirms that San Francisco's Housing Authority -- which oversees 6,400 apartments, housing 35, ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2008

    Snitch

    Deanna Johnson testified against a murderer to save her son. But in the projects, truth comes at a price.

  • News

    January 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007
  • News

    May 2, 2007

    Flip That Housing Authority

    Local officials are resisting a federal takeover of the Housing Authority. They should stop.

  • News

    April 18, 2007

    A Step Forward

    Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    Walking the Line

    The SFPD says Daniel Dennard is a gangster, thief, and killer. Theres just one problem: They cant prove anything.

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    The Fix Isn't In

    Gavin Newsom has a plan to clean up the Bayview in five years. If only his programs were working as well as his PR machine.

  • News

    November 9, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, November 9, 2005

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    S.F. Hosing Authority

    City government promised Katrina victims a haven, then it gave some of them the shaft

  • News

    December 22, 2004

    The High Life

    Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Lee Way

    The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance

  • News

    August 27, 2003

    Diseaseville

    Asthma, cancer, and other illnesses occur at higher-than-average rates in Hunters Point. Many residents blame the nearby Navy shipyard, one of the most contaminated ex-military bases in the nation.

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    A Moving Experience

    Delays and mismanagement endangered a $20 million federal reconstruction grant for North Beach Place. So the Housing Authority tried to speed the project up -- by tricking longtime, elderly residents into leaving.

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Most Sparkman invective is resereved for the Chron's touchy-feely columnists.

    Waffling With Authority; Will the Chron Get Us All Killed?

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    A Vote of Competence

    This is no time for softheaded governing. In this election, Prop. F and Dennis Herrera pass the confidence test; MUD fails completely.

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    Bum Advice

    Ignore the trumped-up complaining; it is time to throw the bums out of the Housing Authority

  • News

    March 14, 2001

    Old Wounds

    News reports about the lawyers whose dog killed Diane Whipple have stirred unpleasant memories among a few of their former clients

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    The Great Minnow Hunt

    Why did the U.S. Attorney's Office angle for fingerlings -- and apparently ignore trophy catches -- during its corruption investigation at the San Francisco Housing Authority?

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from November 15, 2000

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    South to the Future

    Live/Workfare: A Public Housing Resident Fights for the Right to Start a Home Business

  • News

    April 28, 1999
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    August 26, 1998
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    August 19, 1998

    Crime and Patronage

    For more than a decade, three different mayors have let one man dole out government jobs to alleged murderers, crack dealers, and other serious felons. The question, obviously, is why.

  • News

    August 5, 1998
  • News

    July 29, 1998
  • Calendar

    July 22, 1998
  • News

    July 22, 1998

    The Housing Authority's Dirty Dozen

    Twelve convicted drug dealers and other major felons have recently been employed by the San Francisco Housing Authority. But are there even more criminals on the public payroll?

  • Calendar

    December 25, 1996
  • News

    February 7, 1996
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    December 20, 1995
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    November 1, 1995

    Shelter Skelter (Part I)

    In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.

  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Shelter Skelter (Part II)

    In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.

  • News

    October 25, 1995

    Rooms With a View

    Hunters View residents stand up to the Housing Authority in the name of self-governance

  • News

    October 18, 1995
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    June 7, 1995

    The Making of the Mayor 1995

    In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons

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