New head of PHA promises more openness

    Newly installed Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Michael Kelly says he will meet on Feb. 1 with the inspector-general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    They’ll discuss the two areas on which federal investigators are focusing: PHA’s contracts with outside vendors, and its work at scattered-site housing.

    Kelly, who was chosen with the consent of HUD, is promising a more open PHA, according to a report on CBSPhilly.

    The investigation comes in the wake of allegations of misconduct and inappropriate spending by Carl Greene, who was fired in September.

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