Mayor: Housing Authority Board Must Resign
Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante has asked that all seven members resign in the wake of a report that labeled the HAJ "troubled."
A federal review that ranked the Housing Authority of Joliet as "troubled" has prompted Mayor Tom Giarrante to ask that all seven board members tender their resignations, according to a published report.
“I don’t like what the results of the study were,” Giarrante told the Joliet Herald News. “I’m asking for everybody’s resignation.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs issued their findings in October, and Giarrante told the paper he was particularly concerned about the allegations from two female employees lodged against former director Henry Morris and the vacancies in the Fairview housing complex, the story said.
While the agency is funded by HUD to provide subsidized housing for low-income Joliet residents, board members are appointed by the mayor.