PHA Board fires director Carl Greene

    The executive summary obtained by WHYY also says there is little doubt Greene is responsible for all the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him.

    The Philadelphia Housing Authority Board has terminated Executive Director Carl Greene’s contract. The move comes after a report that says Greene was in breach of his contract for allegedly sexually harassing women and covering up numerous settlements. But Greene is not leaving quietly.

    The report says as a result of his deliberate dereliction of duty Carl Greene is in breach of his contract. It says Greene’s conduct and cover-up has cost PHA close to $1 million.

    The report goes on to say there is little doubt Greene is responsible for the harassment charges and gives specific details about the allegations. It says in multiple cases, Greene moved women to an office near him, invited them out to dinner under the guise of discussing work, and then offered better jobs but only if they had sex with him.

    “It’s time for Carl Greene to go”

    Housing Authority Board chairman John Street gave a statement about Carl Greene saying he did many good works, but Street believes the sexual harassment complaints were valid and that doesn’t offset Greene’s good works.

    “He’s the Tiger Woods of Public Housing, he has a fundamental character flaw that will forever obscure his work as the greatest executive director in the history of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.”

    Greene’s attorney Clifford Haines says Street is behaving unprofessionally in the case.

    “I think there’s a vendetta going on at the immediate moment yes I think John Street doesn’t like to be challenged.”

    Members of the board were served subpoenas as they entered the PHA buiding or the meeting room. The summons are for Greene’s unfair termination suit.

    Street says the board is already interviewing for Greene’s replacement.

    Click here to open a PDF of the executive summary. It gives details of the sexual harassment allegations.

    Clifford Haines, lawyer for Carl Greene

    Greene is out of state getting medical treatment. His lawyer says Greene is now getting help on an out-patient basis. The lawyer, Clifford Haines called the report a “witch hunt.” Haines would not say when Greene will return to Philadelphia.

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