Madison Alvarado is a reporter at the San Francisco Public Press who covers California’s homelessness crisis, conditions in public housing, and reparations for African Americans. In addition to her recent reporting at the Public Press, she has covered issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, housing and city government for San Francisco news site Mission Local. She won an award for her reporting along with former colleague Noah Arroyo for community-focused reporting from the Northern California branch of the Society of Professional Journalists.