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Housing authority board grants Henry Alvarez medical leave

Friday, February 1, 2013

The embattled housing director, who has offered to go away quietly by saying he won’t seek to renew his contract when it expires this summer, has asked for and today was granted medical leave until March 29. The housing authority board of commissioners made the decision in closed session, the Chronicle says. No word yet on what ails Alvarez.

If he hangs on until June he could exit with a pension for life. His nearly five year tenure has been marred by accusations of discrimination and retaliation against workers, and three lawsuits have been filed against him.


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