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Alicia Sandoval, HRCSF’s Mission District Counselor and Organizer, speaks before the SF Board of Supervisors on September 5 after receiving recognition for her work helping to house tenants at 5 Persia who had to leave because their basement rooms were illegal. Alicia told the supervisors that the case is a good example of why the city needs to be building affordable housing for the poor and working-class, not luxury condos for the rich. “This is why it’s so important to have 100% affordable housing in San Francisco,” she said. “We need to build safe, livable and affordable housing at 0 to 30% of AMI (area median income).” Congratulations, Alicia, on this well deserved recognition of your work.