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Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano to Resign

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After 16 years as head of Baltimore Housing, Paul Graziano is on his way out the door.

Mayor Pugh Says She Can’t Fire Housing Commissioner Graziano, But Wants Him Gone

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Mayor Pugh leads her first Board of Estimates meeting. Courtesy Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter.
Mayor Pugh leads her first Board of Estimates meeting, Courtesy Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter

New Mayor Catherine Pugh has been talking about getting rid of scandal-plagued Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano since she was on the campaign trail. Today, she reiterated her desire to replace him, but said his removal isn’t actually up to her.

Baltimore’s Sex-for-Repairs Scandal Just Got Bigger

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Photo via Baltimore City Paper
Photo via Baltimore City Paper

Last year, more than a dozen women came forward to accuse Baltimore Housing maintenance workers of refusing to make necessary repairs unless the women granted them sexual favors. One woman said she was denied heat for two winters because she refused to have sex with the maintenance man.

Presumptive Mayor Pugh Has Big Plans

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Catherine Pugh won the Democratic primary for mayor this week, which presumably makes her the city’s next top official.

National Group Behind Latest Calls for Graziano Ouster After Sextortion Scandal

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Calls for Baltimore City Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano to resign piled up following revelations of the sex-for-repairs scandal in city public housing, but he stayed in office after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decided to keep him. Following an out-of-court settlement in the case, a national women’s rights group is looking to keep the pressure on.

Housing Authority Hires 80 New Workers

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Isn’t it great when good old-fashioned journalism works? Earlier this month, the Baltimore Sun published an investigation by Yvonne Wenger into the shoddy state of affairs in Baltimore public housing, where residents have to wait months to get someone to fix doors that won’t lock, leaky roofs, and other crucial repairs. [EDIT: As our astute commenters have pointed out, this story was originally broken by Roberto Alejandro in the Afro-American, way back in July.] After the article was published, the Baltimore City Council got up in arms, calling the lack of repairs “unconscionable.” And then the city actually did something about it!

Baltimore Housing Authority Scandals Become National News

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Photo via Baltimore City Paper
Photo via Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore Housing Authority, the local body charged with administering the city’s public housing, is having a bad year. To put it mildly.

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