Philadelphia Housing Authority Forced To Step Aside For HUD
"The Philadelphia agency has been in a state of upheaval since the abrupt termination of Executive Director Carl R. Greene last September ...
The board fired Greene after learning that PHA had secretly settled for $648,000 three sexual-harassment complaints against him.
Since then, there have been revelations of $38.3 million in legal expenditures since 2007; elaborate events with belly dancers; and lavish spending on pet projects, such as a $2.8 million pavilion with pillars and planters sheathed in a special red-speckled granite."
A well-known former Philadelphia official, Estelle Richman- now Chief Operating Officer for HUD, will assume control of the PHA.