Future of Chicago Housing Authority in flux after resignation of CEO Lewis Jordan

June 15, 2011

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On Tuesday, Lewis Jordan stepped down as CEO of the CHA amid scrutiny over the way he used a city credit card.

The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for new leadership. On Tuesday, CEO Lewis Jordan stepped down amid scrutiny over the way he used a city credit card. Jordan wrote to CHA board Chairman Jim Reynolds, saying the issue was becoming a "impediment" to his job performance. Jordan also says his spending is consistent with CHA and federal housing policy.

WBEZ’s South Side bureau reporter Natalie Moore joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the present and future of the CHA.

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