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Foreclosure for Philadelphia Housing Head Carl Greene

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The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is having housing issues of his own.

carlgreene Foreclosure for Philadelphia Housing Head Carl GreeneKYW’s Mike DeNardo reports that the man in charge of providing housing for low-income people in Philadelphia is apparently behind on his own mortgage payments.

Carl Greene, the executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, has a court date next month now that Wells Fargo Bank has foreclosed on his $615,000, three-bedroom condo in the Naval Square development in Southwest Philadelphia.

The Inquirer and Daily News cite court records showing a dispute over $387,000.

Kirk Dorn, a spokesman for Greene, says Greene is withholding payments because of a dispute with the mortgage company:

“Well, he understands the irony of a housing director dealing with a potential foreclosure of his own property.  But it’s not as if he can’t make his mortgage payments.”

Dorn says the foreclosure flap will not affect the operation of the Housing Authority.

He’s one of the highest-paid public officials in the city, making more than $300,000 a year.

(Photo from PHA web site)

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