Friday, June 5, 2015

Chairperson of the California Housing Finance Agency Evicts His Tenants

In Los Angeles, Matthew Jacobs, the chair of the California Housing Finance Agency, or CAL-HFA, is under scrutiny for evicting 17 units' worth of tenants from one of his own properties in West Hollywood. CAL-HFA is a state-appointed organization that is supposed to support affordable housing and help people stay in their homes. The “Coalition for Economic Survival,” a member group of “Tenants Together,” says the discrepancy between what Jacobs has been appointed to do in public and what he does do in private are irreconcilable and he should be removed from his position.