San Francisco nonprofit group under fire for misusing millions of dollars for homeless

One of San Francisco’s largest housing providers for formerly homeless people “misused” millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, helped itself to fat bonuses, and made sketchy moves that “heightened the risk of fraud,” according to an audit released on Tuesday.

“The breadth and magnitude of financial and compliance problems we found at HomeRise is concerning,” Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, an independent firm the city hired to audit the nonprofit group, wrote in its report. The firm also described HomeRise’s use of public funds as “wasteful” and “uncontrolled.”

Michael Johnson gathers possessions to take before a homelessness encampment was cleaned up in San Francisco on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco nonprofit groups receive hundreds of millions of dollars to provide services to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, including those
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