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Philadelphia Housing Board Head: We Will NOT Resign

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Though the chairman of the board of the embattled Philadelphia Housing Authority originally said that members will abide by a request by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to resign, Chairmen and former mayor John F. Street has now released a statement that says they will not.

“I have spoken to each member of the Board and we will not resign in response to the HUD press release. We share HUD’s interest in improving PHA’s operations and we stand ready to fully cooperate with HUD as we have done in the past. However, we feel resigning is unwarranted,” Street’s statement reads.

A special meeting of the Philadelphia Housing Authority board will be held Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10AM to offer additional comments on this matter.

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  • grumpy

    city counsel, mayor, housing director, the drop program. How much money is the teflon crook going to take from this city in pensions alone?

  • sick of the filth in my city

    The teflon mayor. How is it possible that everyone around him was arrested for some type of corruption, yet he walked away untouched. Philadelphia, clean up your act!

  • waq

    Resign you only serve certain people!!!!!!

  • Wingnut

    Maybe Milty can run the PHA next? Another upstanding guy……LMAO

  • Chewbaca

    NS, I agree….they are turning their noses up to the Feds……Leave on your own now or in hand-cuffs. Once the dust settles, I’m sure the Feds will win out anyways…

  • NS

    Street and the rest of the board should be given a choice: resign now or go to jail.

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