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Shola Olatoye resigns

With the onslaught of negative press and recent disclosures, it was hard to see her surviving

Former NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye (Credit: William Alatriste / NYC Council)

Shola Olatoye’s stepped down as Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority, Politico reported. With the onslaught of negative press after falsifying federal reports about lead paint inspections, it was hard to envision her surviving the scandal. 

Accountability: HUD recently cracked down on the NYCHA and now must approve any expenditures spent from its capital fund. Additionally, state officials are preparing to impose an external monitor over the agency.

What’s next: With a staggering $25 billion worth of repairs needed for public housing in New York, the new Chair should partner with private developers to fix a broken system.

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