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Shola Olatoye Resigns as Chair of New York City Housing Authority

2019-06-14 19:17
New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye announced her resignation Tuesday. She insisted that the decision had nothing to do with a recent NYCHA lead paint scandal. In a report to the federal government in October 2016 Olatya claimed that NYCHA had been testing for lead in paint. But the city’s Department of Investigation discovered that NYCHA had stopped testing for it nearly 4 years earlier. 6 months ago, it was revealed that NYCHA had falsified reports to the federal government. NYCHA also didn’t tell public housing tenants about the lead, even after it was discovered. Both the federal government and the state are conducting investigations into the issue. Olatya will continue working until the end of this month. Mayor de Blasio has appointed Stanley Brezenoff as the temporary head of NYCHA. =============================================== There have been four managers of the New York City Housing Authority since last year. However, with Major Bill de Blasio’s support, Shola Olatoye stayed head of the Housing Authority. Credit:NTDTV