Feds Want Philly Housing Authority Board to Resign

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is calling for the five-member board of the embattled Philadelphia Housing Authority to resign.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims says there is a need “to restore confidence in the agency.”

He says there’s also a need to protect the funding for the residents in the aftermath of the firing of longtime executive director Carl R. Greene and ensuing federal investigations. The board said Greene used about $900,000 in public money to settle a series of sexual harassment allegations.

Two board members told the newspaper that they had no plans to step down.

The board’s chairman, former Mayor John F. Street, says he hasn’t reviewed Sims’ statement, but would have more to say over the weekend.

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