HUD says Housing Authority needs “aggressive reform”

    An audit on the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s legal fees has the Department of Housing & Urban Development putting PHA on blast. The words ‘aggressive’ and ‘reform’ were tossed around.

    HUD’s Acting Inspector General, Michael Stephens, said the Philadelphia agency needs “aggressive reform” after auditing $4.5 million of PHA’s $30.5 million in outside legal fees, the Associated Press reports. The activity examined took place between April 2007 and August 2010.

    PHA filed a response with the 114-page report, saying HUD is holding a grudge against former PHA head Carl Greene and is taking its bias out on the entire agency.

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