Federal government to make decision on San Francisco 'neighborhood preferences'

September 08, 2016
San Francisco officials should find out on Friday whether their plan to help maintain diversity in the city will be approved by the federal government.
     The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had rejected so-called neighborhood preferences.
     Subsidized housing is set to open in the fall. You would not believe how many people have applied, but the mayor, city attorney and supervisors believe that those who already live somewhere in the neighborhood and want to move here should get preferential treatment.
     Roxanne Trade is hoping to be selected for an apartment in Willie B. Kennedy Place, a brand new 98-unit affordable housing complex built by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.
     "We've received over 5,000 applications in less than three weeks, so overwhelming, overwhelming," Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. spokesperson Cynthia Alvarez said.