Construction Worker Looks Hopefully to $600 Million Housing Bond’s Passage


Stacey Provost speaks at a rally to promote the 2019 San Francisco Housing Bond in front of City Hall. Photo by Laura Wenus // Public Press

If San Francisco voters approve the $600 million housing bond in  November, much of that money will pay for the construction of affordable housing. That would create more work for construction workers like Stacey Provost, who joined the trades through a city-sponsored apprenticeship after 22 years as a cosmetologist.

“Some women, you know, they just want to take a broom and step back and I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to step forward and do something with my hands.” — Stacey Provost, talking about her apprenticeship

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