Philly Housing Authority Adds NYC Housing Official

New blood comes from New York for key post at the PHA

A New York City Housing Authority official has been named to a key post at the troubled Philadelphia Housing Authority.

The PHA said Thursday that Kelvin Jeremiah will serve as the new director of its internal independent watchdog office.

He had a similar role as the New York City Housing Authority's inspector general and worked there with Michael Kelly, who now heads the PHA.

While in New York, the PHA said Jeremiah increased arrests and criminal prosecutions by more than 30 percent and restitution collections in fraud cases by 200 percent.

Jeremiah will help various investigative agencies examine past business practices and guard against future misconduct.

Former PHA head Carl Greene was fired last year amid claims he used about $900,000 in public money to settle several sexual harassment allegations.


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