Philadelphia housing chief's future to be weighed

Published August 26, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Housing Authority is scheduled to discuss the fate of its executive director, who has come under scrutiny for being the target of four sexual harassment complaints.

The board will consider Carl Greene's future at a meeting Thursday.

Greene earns $350,000 a year and widespread kudos for transforming the city's moribund public housing agency. But he dropped out of sight this month after reports of financial trouble, including foreclosure, and sexual harassment accusations.

Agency lawyers have quietly settled four sexual-harassment complaints involving Greene since 2005.

Greene denies the latest harassment allegation and blames his mortgage mess on an IRS lien.

Housing board member John Street, a former mayor, says Greene "no longer has a presumption of fitness for the job."

Written by Associated Press

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