PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia housing director suing the city over his firing will have a non-jury trial.
Longtime director Carl Greene was let go in 2010 amid news the Housing Authority had quietly agreed to pay $900,000 to settle four sexual harassment complaints against him.
He was also facing tax liens and a foreclosure on his luxury townhouse.
Employees have said they were forced to pay into a slush fund for lavish parties and federal lobbying to keep their jobs.
Greene’s breach-of-contract suit seeks at least $600,000 for two years remaining on his contract. A federal judge will hear the case starting Tuesday.
Then-board chairman John Street says Greene ran the agency with “an iron fist,” even as he reinvigorated the public housing stock.
The agency is now under federal control.