Linda Martin-Mason is a proud Bay Area native. As the Director of Policy and Supervising Attorney at the Housing Authority of the City and County of San Francisco (Authority), Linda is inspired everyday by the individuals and families she serves. Linda is committed to the long term housing stability of low-income individuals, realizing that housing stability equals improved school attendance for young children, greater likelihood of job opportunities for those who are unemployed, and quality of life for aging communities.
In her time at the Authority, Linda was part of the team that embraced and implemented the nationally-recognized Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. RAD rehabilitated 29 dilapidated buildings—approximately 3000 units—while maintaining 100 percent of the original tenants. Currently, Linda is working on the HOPE SF initiative, which is the nation’s first large-scale public housing revitalization project committed to providing one for one replacement units for all existing residents. Linda oversees the legal division of the Authority, provides policy direction, and facilitates communication between stakeholders.
Prior to working at the Authority, Linda interned at the City Attorney’s Office for the City and County of San Francisco and spent a summer in law school researching death row cases at the California Appellate Project. Between college and law school, Linda received the coveted opportunity to intern for the Office of Diplomatic Security in the United States Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
Linda was recently appointed to the San Bruno Planning Commission. Linda is committed to improving her leadership and professional development skills to have a greater impact on forgotten communities. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from San Francisco State University and a Juris Doctor degree from San Francisco Law School where she was named Student of the Year.