SF Housing Authority director's contract ended


The embattled executive director of the San Francisco Housing Authority is out of a job.
   The San Francisco Chronicle says the agency's commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to terminate the contract of Henry Alvarez, weeks before he was set to vest in the state pension system.
   The commission decided to pay out the remainder of Alvarez's contract, apparently in hopes of avoiding an expensive lawsuit.
   The Housing Authority has been beset by troubles under Alvarez's leadership
   The U.S. Housing and Urban Development inspector general's office contacted the agency earlier this year seeking all contracts and bidding details during the past five years.
   The Chronicle said HUD investigators demanded the documents after the newspaper reported allegations that Alvarez illegally steered contracts to political allies.
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