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SAN FRANCISCO: A total of nine San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) properties and their occupants are to benefit from nearly five and a half million dollars towards elevator repairs.
The funding will go towards critical modernization and repairs according to mayor of the City, Ed Lee, who said that all residents in public housing deserve clean, safe and quality housing.
“Our re-envisioning Plan for public housing in San Francisco paves the way for the preservation, rehabilitation and long-term affordability of thousands of existing units for very low-income people. But in the short term, we must make the critical repairs necessary to ensure elevators are reliable and do not disrupt the lives of our seniors and disabled public housing residents," Mayor Lee said.
City Supervisor, London Breed added that she has seen public housing as a very important topic since he started as a supervisor in the city.
“I am thankful we have finally secured funding for badly-needed elevator repairs, and I will continue working with Mayor Lee to fund additional needs. Today is the beginning of a larger effort to ensure that public housing remains a priority," Supervisor Breed said.
Recent elevator break-downs at San Francisco public housing properties have made living conditions difficult for many vulnerable tenants. It's hoped that with this new, emergency funding in place, SFHA can quickly address the most critical elevator needs and restore proper access to tenants’ homes.
HIGH PRIORITY BLOCKS
Nine SFHA properties have been identified as highest priority:
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