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Feds’ audit cites dismal failings on mayor’s housing chief’s watch

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez is being sued by several employees. Photo: Rose Dennis, San Francisco Housing Authority / SFMayor Ed Lee’s headache with the San Francisco Housing Authority and its embattled director, Henry Alvarez (pictured, in Housing Authority photo), just got more painful. A new audit by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development slams it as a troubled agency with dire financial problems and major management flaws.

Under the feds’ criteria, it scored a dismal 54 out of 100. So far, Lee has steadfastly stuck by Alvarez, who’s the subject of dozens of complaints from staffers that he’s a bully and who faces three lawsuits for discrimination and retaliation. Chronicle

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