The head of the Chicago Housing Authority says he's resigning due to a credit card scandal that he says became a distraction.In a resignation letter, Lewis Jordan wrote that questions over his credit card use have overshadowed the housing authority.
Lewis Jordan will step down as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority on June 30th, following questions about his use of official credit cards. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had recently reappointed Jordan as the head of the CHA, a position he's held since 2007.Jordan became the center of controversy
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been shifting leadership across agencies – including the police department, schools, and transportation. But he’s keeping the leadership at the Chicago Housing Authority intact.Lewis Jordan is staying on as CHA’s CEO, a position he’s held since 2008.
Overcoming economic hardships and creating self-sufficient residents are two main goals of the Chicago Housing Authority ten years into its Plan for Transformation. Speaking to the City Club of Chicago Monday, CHA CEO Lewis Jordan said, “We’re almost at the end of the road.&rd