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(Former PHA head Carl Greene, in file photo)

Tentative Agreement To Settle Federal Lawsuit By Former PHA Head Against Agency

The nasty legal fight between fired Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene and the agency is over. They’re settling out of court, and will present it to a judge on Monday.

02/22/2013

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Trial Involving Fired Philly Housing Czar On Hold

Former Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Carl Greene won’t be back on the stand as planned in a trial over his firing.

02/11/2013

(John Street, left.  File photo by Mike DeNardo.  Carl Greene, right.  File photo by CBS3)

John Street in the Hot Seat as Carl Greene’s Lawsuit Against PHA Plays Out

Greene, the former head of the PHA, is asking for a million dollars in lost salary and benefits, plus damages, for wrongful termination.

01/31/2013

PHA Director Carl Greene

Former Pa. Governor Rendell Testifies For Fired Housing Director Carl Greene

Plaintiff Carl Greene is seeking nearly $1 million in lost wages and benefits, plus damages, after his 2010 firing from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

01/29/2013

(New PHA head Michael Kelly.  Photo provided)

Interim PHA Director Speaks On Michael Kelly’s Affair

Departed Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Michael Kelly has acknowledged having an affair with one of his employees, just days after abruptly leaving the public housing agency.

06/20/2012

(Estelle Richman, left, with outgoing PHA director Michael Kelly.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Michael Kelly Resigns From Philadelphia Housing Authority After Turning It Around

Michael Kelly had been New York City’s public housing director when federal officials brought him to Philadelphia eighteen months ago, after the ouster of Carl Greene.

06/15/2012

(Estelle Richman, left, with PHA head Michael Kelly, who has agreed to remain on the job. Credit: Mike Dunn)

Temporary Head Of Philadelphia Housing Authority To Stay Permanently

Michael Kelly, who replaced embattled PHA Chief Carl Greene last year on a temporary basis, will now stay on permanently.

08/05/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

HUD Official Begins Role At Helm Of Philadelphia Housing Authority

Estelle Richman, a onetime Philadelphia health commissioner, city managing director, and state welfare secretary, is now the sole member of the PHA’s board.

03/25/2011

(John Street (left), HUD Deputy Sec. Ron Sims (middle), and Mayor Nutter (right) at the PHA Announcement Friday. Credit: Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Housing Authority Board Gives Up Power To Federal Government

Estelle Richman, HUD’s Chief Operating Officer, will be the receiver, in effect the PHA board, for one year. She spent time as city managing director during the Street administration.

03/05/2011

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at a Wednesday press conference at City Hall.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Under Fire, Councilwoman Blackwell Quits Housing Authority Board

As pressure mounts from federal authorities for change at the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has decided to give up her seat on the PHA board.

03/02/2011

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at Tuesday's press conference.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Controller Butkovitz Wonders About HUD’s Probe Of PHA

Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz is quizzical about HUD’s request for the resignation of the entire Philadelphia Housing Authority board, two of whom Butkovitz appointed.

03/01/2011

(The PHA board, last September.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says He’ll Wait For Housing Authority Probe Before Demanding Resignations

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says he wants federal officials to come up with documentation on why the five-member board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority should resign.

02/28/2011

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Moves To Become More Transparent

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, in an effort to be more transparent and accountable, is beefing up two key departments, in an attempt to turn the troubled agency around.

01/30/2011

(New PHA head Michael Kelly.  Photo provided)

New PHA Head Promises More Openness As Probe Moves Ahead

Newly installed PHA chief Michael Kelly says he will meet on February 1st with the inspector-general of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

01/19/2011

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PHA Staffers Returning Designer Bags

So far, 13 bags have been returned to the PHA, two others have written checks for the Tumi bags.

01/14/2011

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