PHA chief assures public of “fundamental restructuring” after federal suit

    There will be a “fundamental restructuring” of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s nonprofit tenant organization in order to restore the public’s trust, said PHA chief Michael P. Kelly.

    PHA is still bouncing back from allegations that Asia Coney, head of Tenant Support Services, misused funds.

    The Inquirer reports PHA will decided whether to renew its $1.4 million contract with Tenant Support Services by June 30 following claims that Coney — an ally to former PHA head Carl Greene — misappropriated funds from the tenant nonprofit.

    Vincent Morris, the former liaison between PHA and the nonprofit, and an independent bookkeeper both charged that Coney and her assistant Jeannette Jacobs took thousands of dollars from the organization.

    Coney led Tenant while earning $108,000 a year and living in public housing.

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