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.
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.
The lawsuits are mounting in the Philadelphia Housing Authority controversy involving PHA’s former executive director, Carl Greene. He was fired in September, over sexual harassment allegations.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority Board has approved a contract to borrow an interim director from New York.
A group fighting urban blight wants to have a meeting with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to determine whether the Carl Greene controversy has been a distraction in tending to boarded-up, vacant homes under PHA control.
PHA and federal officials are now at odds over the use of federal money to pay settlements of sexual misconduct claims against director Carl Greene.
The PHA Director was placed on leave amid revelations the agency agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to settle four sexual-harassment complaints.