Sunday, October 26, 2014
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Deposed PHA chief Carl Greene puts $615K townhouse up for rent

Carl Greene´s house is for rent.
Carl Greene's house is for rent. Prudential Fox & Roach

Before he got the boot in 2010 from his job as executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Carl Greene was essentially the landlord for the 14,000 city-owned housing units and the 80,000 people who lived in them.

Now, the man who fell from grace following a series of sexual harassment suits wants to become a landlord again.

This time, however, it's just one unit.

His $615,000 townhouse in the Naval Square development off Grays Ferry Ave., listed today for $3,300 a month, is "a wonderful opportunity to rent in one of Center City's premiere gated communities," according to the listing by Prudential Fox and Roach.

And Greene will kick in the monthly association fees, notes the listing for property at 103 Surgeon General Ct..

Among the highlights of the 2,100-square-foot townhouse: "Hardwood floors and streaming sunlight. Great kitchen with top of the line stainless appliances including a steam oven, an abundance of counter space and a wonderful sunlit deck. ... You will be within walking distance to all Rittenhouse Square has to offer as well as UPenn, Drexel, The Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music."

You can move in on July 1.

A message left with the listing agent was not immediately returned Monday.

Greene's Naval Square townhouse was the lightning rod that sparked his downfall. In 2010, reports surfaced that the bank that held the mortgage began foreclosure proceedings when Greene stopped making payments in April.

Shortly after his mortgage problems emerged that summer, allegations of sexual harassment against Greene by former employees of PHA began to emerge.

By December of that year, the Daily News reported that an attorney for a former PHA employee told city officials of Greene's alleged "serial predatory sexual misconduct." He subsequently took a sudden leave of absence from his $305,000-a-year post, was fired by the PHA's governing body, sued the PHA board, then received a $675,000 settlement earlier this year.

It is unclear what happened to the initial foreclosure proceedings from 2010 on the townhouse he now hopes to rent, but he did reportedly settle a $52,000 federal tax lein on the property.


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